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Man tries to escape from jail through cell's food slot

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 21:57:44-04

On Monday night a man tried to escape from the Eastlake jail through his cell's food slot. 

According to Eastlake police, Ricardo Simmonds, 25, of Painesville was arrested for driving under suspension around 9:30 on Monday night. After he received multiple other charges including forgery, possession of Xanax, and having prohibited items in the jail, he was taken into custody overnight. 

While he was in the jail, Simmonds attempted to escape by going feet first through the food slot in the jail door. He had to be rescued when his legs became wedged in the 4.5 by 15 inch slot.