A prisoner in the DeSoto County jail apparently believed a trip to the hospital would be his ticket to freedom.
According to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Clint Avant, 41, of Cotton Dale, Fla., was a prisoner in the jail when he was transported on Friday to DeSoto Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. The officer who took him there explained he was considered to be within “extended limits of confinement” and was to consider his room his “cell.” He was directed not to leave the hospital, and informed that once his treatment was complete, a deputy would pick him up and take him back to the jail.
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