Defiant prison escapee back in the Garden State
Prison escapee Otis Blunt is back in the custody of Union County authorities after being captured by police in Mexico.
"I could have gotten away if I wanted to," a defiant Blunt told reporters as he was escorted into Union County police headquarters.
U.S. Marshals accompanied Blunt from Mexico City back to New Jersey Thursday. Despite the bravado shown by the suspect, U.S. Marshals say Blunt was caught off-guard when they found him.
"He was in his underwear," said John Cuff of the U.S. Marshal Service. "He defecated himself."
Blunt and another inmate, Jose Espinosa, escaped from the Union County Jail in December by tunneling through a cement wall and hiding the route with pictures of scantily clad women.
Authorities say Blunt will be transferred to a state prison, not the correctional facility he escaped from. Officials at Union County Jail have vowed security changes will be made to the facility as a result of Blunt and Espinosa's jailbreak.
For Rev. Al Sharpton?s press conference on Blunt?s capture, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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