Cook County Inmate Barry Schaal is still on the run
Cook County Deputies are still searching for an escaped inmate. 32-year-old Barry Schaal has been on the run for more than 12 hours.
Schaal escaped yesterday afternoon from the Cook County Jail. After speaking with Deputies early Wednesday morning, he has not been captured.
Barry Schaal had it made for inmates. He was not behind bars for two hours a day to work for the County Road department.
But now investigators say he has left the building for good. They say Schaal found keys under a mat in a white avalanche and drove off. The truck that was stolen belonged to a Cook County employee.
Schaal has been locked up since April, for that exact same thing, stealing cars. Deputies say he was left alone, and that may have made an easy get away.
"What we've determined is the county inmate was unsupervised at the time. Either the county worker who was supervising him had left to go pick up another county worker. It seems he went into the parking lot got into the vehicle and left," said Deputy.
Investigators say the truck Schaal stole, has a broken tailgate and dents on the rear driver's side door. It also has a personalized Georgia License plate Hannah D.
If you've seen Schaal or the white truck call 9-1-1.
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