Escaped inmate suffers frostbite, turns self in to police

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Robert Vick (Photo credit: Kentucky Department of Corrections)

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An inmate who escaped from the Blackburn Correction Complex Sunday night turned himself in to police Monday after being unable to handle the bitter cold, according to WLEX.

According to the report, 42-year-old Robert Vick showed up at the Sunset Motel, only a few miles from the Blackburn Correction Complex, suffering from frostbite and asking to be turned into police Monday morning.

“He was ready to go back,” Maurice King, motel manager, told WLEX with a laugh.

Vick was imprisoned and serving a six-year sentence for burglary and a five-year sentence for criminal possession. With Lexington reaching sub-zero temperatures Monday, it was enough to make Vick want to go back.

King told WLEX he didn’t even think the dispatcher believed him at first when he called and said Robert Vick was there and wanted to turn himself in.

Vick was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment and was returned to Blackburn Correction Complex Monday night.

Read more: WLEX

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