Naked Escape Attempt From Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Durango Jail
Inmate Clayton Thornburg was in the recreation yard when he decided to escape from the minimum-security Durango jail yesterday. His black and white jail stripes and pink boxers got stuck on the series of 5 security fences, some 15 feet high, topped with razor wire, rendering Clayton naked other than his pink socks. The 24 year old unsentenced inmate was captured after clearing the final security fence, running down 35th Avenue. He was treated for cuts at the Maricopa County Medical Center. Being held for property crimes, Clayton now faces an additional five year sentence for attempting to escape. Arpaio - who wants to stick Clayton with the additional charge of indecent exposure - said, "It's a little unusual. I think you can imagine this guy running down the street with no clothes on...where was he gonna go?"