Twelve inmates escaped from a jail in Alabama on Sunday, using peanut butter.
The dozen escapees got out by covering up the numbers identifying an outside door with peanut butter, then called for a newly-employed guard watching them on CCTV to open it from his control booth so they could get in their cells.
The new guard, unfamiliar with the layout and routine work of the institution, believed that they were just impatient to enter their cells and so unlocked that door from his control booth. Unknowingly, the door he had opened lead to the outside world, and the prisoners promptly escaped.
At a news conference, Sheriff Underwood made a statement to the press:
“Changing numbers on doors with peanut butter – It may sound crazy, but these kinds of people are crazy like a fox. He thought he was opening the cell door for this man to go in his cell, but in fact he opened up the outside door.”