12/06/2011

Ill. inmate captured in portable toilet

A police helicopter with infrared heat sensors spotted Cesar Sanchez, 37, who escaped from the Stateville Correctional Center

By Brian Stanley
Chicago Sun-Times

LOCKPORT, Ill. — A convict being returned to prison escaped by jumping from a moving van Friday in southwest suburban Lockport — but he was caught late Friday, hiding in a port-a-potty near Joliet.

Cesar Sanchez, 37, was being returned from the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview to the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. He escaped at 2:15 p.m. while the van was near 159th Street and Farrell Road. Sanchez apparently injured a leg in the jump but was able to limp away.

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