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Naked Jail Escapee Located Downtown

(La Porte, IN) - A naked man escaped from the La Porte County Jail last night and wandered around the downtown. Fortunately, he was quickly captured.


At about 11:30 p.m., police say it appears the man escaped from a top floor of the jail on a homemade rope.


Several pieces of bedding material were tied together and hanging from an upper floor window. Police say the discovery was made after a citizen reported suspicious activity on the east side of the jail.


Soon, La Porte City Police were called about a naked man in the 600 block of Lincolnway.  He had apparent injuries from falling while making his way down the jail on the homemade rope. The escapee was located behind some buildings in that area.


43-year-old Desmond Robinson was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Eventually, Robinson was locked up on a burglary charge and violating probation.


The Hammond man allegedly broke into the Smoke and Vape shop on Franklin Street a month ago. An investigation is being conducted into the escape.

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