A few days ago, I wrote about what I called 'the ultimate sting operation'. Rickey Dale Ford was arrested in Arkansas for theft, having been stung 50 to 100 times by bees whose hive he knocked over while trying to escape.
Well, my Arkansas correspondent Dave S. sent me another e-mail today. Apparently Mr. Ford's escapist tendencies weren't cured by the stings!
A manhunt was under way Sunday afternoon and into the evening after a jailbreak at the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit II facility on South German Lane near the YBMA Fairgrounds.
According to Maj. Andy Shock of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, 46-year-old Ricky Dale Ford escaped the facility's recreation yard and climbed over an outer chain link fence topped with razor wire at about 3:30 p.m.
Deputies and Conway Police Department patrolmen had set up a perimeter in the area of the jail and at other areas Sunday afternoon, Shock said.
A search dog was brought in from the Maumelle Department of Public Safety, but the dog hadn’t picked up a scent trail as of about 5 p.m., according to Shock.
There's more at the link, including details of what looks like either negligence, or incompetence, or both, on the part of the corrections staff.
Considering how Mr. Ford got himself into difficulties during his crime, I can hardly wait to see what damage he manages to inflict upon himself while he's on the run! This might be highly entertaining!