Man fakes needing medical help in escape attempt

June 10, 2013 4:48:03 PM PDT
A man locked up for criminal mischief in Friendswood could now face even more charges, after a failed escape attempt.

Police say Justin Russo, 30, called for assistance this weekend in jail, saying he needed medical help. The camera in his cell had been covered in toothpaste and a hamburger wrapper. He also used toothpaste to write on the cell door window.

When the medics came in, police say he had faked needing medical help and he tried to escape from his cell. The futile attempt was quickly prevented by officers in the jail.

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