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Escaped Inmate Caught Sneaking Back Into Prison with Food

Escaped Inmate Caught Sneaking Back Into Prison with Food

U.S. Marshalls caught a prison inmate on a snack run

An escaped inmate was allegedy running back to prison with food and alcohol.

One might normally expect an escaped prison inmate to run for freedom without looking back. That’s what happened in The Fugitive and The Shawshank Redemption, at least. But this week Texas police say they caught an escaped inmate actually trying to sneak back into the jail, because he’d allegedly just broken out to go get food and booze.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Joshua Hansen of Dallas, Texas, was arrested last Wednesday when U.S. Marshalls caught him running towards the prison with a duffel bag full of food and alcohol.

The police say they received a tip that inmates were escaping from a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, and coming back with contraband. So on Wednesday, January 25, the police say they set up surveillance and saw a vehicle drive onto private property near the prison and drop off a large duffel bag. About two hours later, Hansen was allegedly spotted running off the prison grounds, grabbing the duffel bag, and sprinting back towards the prison. That’s when police say they arrested him.

Photos from the police department show the duffel bag contained an enormous haul, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, packaged snacks, fruit, candy, tobacco, and a huge amount of home-cooked food including sausages, chicken, rice, and green beans.

The Sheriff’s Office says Hansen was originally in prison on narcotics charges. He has now been booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. The investigation into the escape and contraband smuggling is ongoing. For more unlawful food activities, check out the 9 most memorable crimes that went down in fast food restaurants.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.


Escaped inmate caught sneaking back with booze, food

An inmate escaped from a federal prison in Texas in an effort to bring back a stash of goods that included booze, tobacco and a large amount of home-cooked food, authorities said.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas, was arrested late Wednesday by US Marshals and deputies in Jefferson County after authorities were alerted that inmates from a federal prison in Beaumont were escaping from the rear of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. The inmates, according to the tip, were picking up contraband and taking it back into the facility, sheriff officials said.

After setting up a surveillance operation at about 5:45 p.m., police watched a vehicle drive onto a neighboring property before leaving behind a large duffel bag.

About two hours later, an inmate — later identified as Hansen — was spotted sprinting from the prison and grabbing the bag. He was collared as he ran back toward the prison.

Inside the bag was a veritable trove of goodies, including three bottles of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, dozens of packages of tobacco, packaged snacks, fruit and a large amount of home-cooked food, including sausages, chicken, rice and vegetables, according to photographs released by sheriff’s officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Hansen, who was imprisoned on narcotics charges, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. A federal hold has also been placed on Hansen, according to Capt. Crystal Holmes.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan told the Beaumont Enterprise that the arrest highlights a growing problem of contraband smuggled into the prison by inmates — who have walked off the facility “pretty much since Day 1” to pick up banned items and bring them back to their cells.