Real dummy uses fake dummy in attempt to break out of jail

An official says a prisoner in West Michigan placed a makeshift dummy in his bed and buried himself in a prison-yard garden in an attempt to escape.

Tom Tylutki, president of the Michigan Corrections Organization, said  the escape attempt happened Sunday night at  Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility near Muskegon. Tylutki says officers discovered the prisoner missing after his cellmate started acting odd.

The cellmate eventually told officers the prisoner was gone. Tylutki says the missing prisoner was found with sheets apparently to be used to scale a fence.

Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan says the prisoner has some “mental health issues.” Michigan State Police officials are handling the investigation.

The prisoner’s name wasn’t immediately released. He could face charges in the escape attempt.

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