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Escaped Prisoner Turns Himself In Because Of Cold

A prisoner in Lexington escaped Sunday night, but gave up his newfound freedom because he was just too cold.

Escaped Prisoner Turns Himself In Because Of Cold
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Forget the temperature readings and the weather reports and the videos of hot water freezing mid-air: this gives us real perspective of just how cold it is outside.

"The bitterly cold temperatures were too much for an inmate who escape a Lexington prison. 42-year-old Robert Vick walked away Sunday night from the Blackburn Correctional Complex." 

Walked away wearing just khaki pants, a shirt and a jacket according to WKYT. Vick had escaped prison, but he didn't last long because it was so cold.

Local outlets are reporting Vick walked into a motel at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, and asked an employee there to call police on him. He was taken to a hospital, then returned to prison. 

So he lasted less than a day. Monday, Lexington faced a windchill of 20 below zero (Via The Weather Channel)

A guest at the motel told WLEX Vick was shivering and appeared to have frostbite. She said she gave him a sandwich and — what else — hot chocolate, not realizing he was a fugitive.

Police say Vick spent Sunday night in an abandoned farmhouse. 

According to CBS Vick is serving time in maximum security — six years for burglary and five for criminal possession of a forged instrument.