Inmate sets off sprinkler system during failed escape attempt
This ‘Shawshank Redemption’ just didn’t hold water.
A San Antonio inmate did himself no favors and faces additional charges after he triggered a sprinkler system during a thwarted prison break, KTSA San Antonio reported.
Matthew Fields’ series of misadventures began when he climbed through the ceiling above his cell and made his way into a connecting stairwell.
He raced up seven floors, and in the process unwittingly set off a sprinkler system, flooding part of Bexar County Jail’s basement.
Fields was spotted by officers who eventually nabbed and Tased him in the infirmary area of the jail, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Two of the deputies suffered minor injuries during the pursuit.
Fields — who was initially arrested for charges of criminal trespassing — now faces additional charges of escape, criminal mischief and assault on a public servant.
He was also accused of biting a deputy earlier this week in an unrelated incident.
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