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Prison inmate cuts through iron bar with thread and toothpaste

By Mason White 3:34 PM September 16, 2015
Chase Courville 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A prison inmate nearly escaped after using a piece of thread and toothpaste to cut through an iron bar, police in Florida said.

Walton County police said that 26-year-old Chase Courville, was caught trying to escape from prison by cutting through iron bars.

According to the police investigation, an officer who was inspecting the facility around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, was given a note by inmate, stating that Courville was trying to flee by cutting through the bars of the window.

The inmate complained that he could not sleep because of the noise of the cutting. Officers went into Courville’s cell and found him looking out the window.

During a search, they found a large crack on the window and one of the iron bars was nearly cut through. Police also found a thread from a blanket covered with toothpaste, which was used to cut the iron bar.