Saturday, March 26, 2005

Stomach X-Ray Foils Apparent Jail Escape Plan

A stomach X-ray appears to have foiled escape plans by an inmate serving time in the Santa Cruz County jail.

During a sweep of the high-security wing of the facility, Jose Angel Juarez set off a metal detector.

Deputies weren't sure what was causing the detector to go off, but knew the cause was coming from the inmate's midsection.

An X-ray showed that Juarez had a handcuff key measuring an inch and a half in his stomach.

Jail officials don't know where Juarez got the key, but believe he was going to use it to try to escape.

Juarez, 29, is being held on a series of charges over a carjacking incident in December 2003.


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