Police: Inmate used laundry basket to escape

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Updated: 7/08 9:07 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he tried to escape from jail by hiding in a laundry basket.

KOB-TV reports officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket Monday in an attempt to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility.

Officials say when an officer opened a truck door Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran away.

Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. Officials say that's where officers arrested Perkins after following a trail of blood.

Court records show Perkins is in jail on a number of charges, including robbery and credit card fraud.

It was not known if he had an attorney.


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