Escapee with skeleton face tattoo back behind bars

STOCKTON, CA (KTRK) -- You know that caption at the bottom of "wanted" posters that lists identifying marks such a tattoos? Well, it really wasn't necessary in this case.

Corey Hughes' full-face skeleton tattoo speaks for itself. When Hughes' mugshot was released after he walked away from a jail work camp in November, it went viral.

It's unknown if his unusual tattoo played a role in his apprehension Thursday morning. Hughes was serving time for a weapons charge and was scheduled for release in February, but he will now have to serve more time.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office was happy about his capture saying, "Corey Hughes is 'home' for the holidays! and home is the San Joaquin County Jail!"

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