Mo. inmate fights off COs with homemade nunchucks, escapes

Lorenzo Pollard, 31, made the weapon from a bedsheet and and a chair, and used them to battle his way out of the medium security city Workhouse


By Greg Wilson
NBC

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A St. Louis prison inmate who escaped after fighting through more than a dozen guards using homemade nunchucks was back in custody, police said.

Lorenzo Pollard, 31, made the weapon from a bedsheet and and a chair, and used them to battle his way out of the medium security city Workhouse. The daring escape prompted a suspension of Commissioner Gene Stubbefield and a review of past jailbreaks.

"I'm frustrated by it," Police Capt. Sam Dotson, the city's operations director, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The mayor's frustrated by it. These types of failures ... cannot happen."

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