With record setting cold temperatures throughout the country it is too cold to do many things. When the temperatures gets real low even being outdoors can be dangerous. The country is expecting to see the lowest temperatures in twenty years. With temperatures this low escaping from jail can be especially dangerous.
On Sunday Robert Vick escaped from a minimum security facility in Lexington, Kentucky. By Monday the temperatures in this region dropped down to single digit numbers. These temperatures are unusually cold for Kentucky even for the winter months. Vick walked into a motel and asked the person behind the counter to call the police department. As it turned out it was just too cold outside for Vick to continue to be on the run.
Robert Vick told the clerk at the motel that he wished to turn himself in to escape the cold temperatures outside. Police came to pick Vick up and had him check by the paramedics. He was then return to the Blackburn Correctional Complex. A spokesperson for the police said that Vick went peacefully and wanted to be return to the center. It was too cold for him outside to be running around and trying to hide. The police spokeswomen said that she could understand why he would turn himself into the authorities in order to escape the brutally cold temperatures outside.
Vicks was not dressed for the cold weather. He had on his prison issued khaki pants, a shirt, and a jacket when he decided to break out of the correctional center. With the wind chill factor on Monday the temperature in Lexington was 20 degree below zero on Monday. Before being returned to the correctional facility Vick was treated for hypothermia. Vick was serving six years in the correctional facility for burglary and criminal possession of a forged instrument. New charges are likely to be added to this sentence.
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