Police in Yunnan province have launched a massive manhunt for a prisoner who broke out of a jail in Kunming by driving a truck through the facility’s fence.
The Yunnan Public Security Bureau is offering a reward of 100,000 yuan ($14,500) for any actionable information that leads to the capture of 27-year-old Zhang Lincang, Sohu reports.
In October last year, Zhang was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking. A high school graduate from Malong county in Yunnan province with a wife and 2-year-old daughter, he had previously served in the military, worked as a long-distance driver and ran a karaoke club. Zhang arrived at the province’s No. 1 Prison on January 18th and apparently wasted no time thinking of a way to break out.
At around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Zhang left the site where inmates were working, stole a truck and broke through the jail’s fence. The driver of the truck had left the keys in the ignition while waiting to load the vehicle. Zhang abandoned the truck on a road about 2 kilometers away from the prison.
Authorities have broadcast messages urging Zhang to turn himself in, telling him that he won’t be able to hide for long.
[Images via Sohu]
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