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Stolen semi truck serves as would-be getaway vehicle for barefoot escaped convict, bank robber


A man is back in custody after breaking out of jail, robbing a bank, and using a stolen semi truck as a getaway vehicle, officers say. 

John Scott Glasgow escaped from the Lamar County Jail in Alabama on Wednesday night, September 9th. 

Barefoot and on-the-run, Glasgow apparently went home, packed a bag, put on some shoes, and headed east on Highway 82. 

The next day at around 8 a.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen describing a man who looked ‘out of the ordinary’ leaving The Bank of Kilmichael – this was Glasgow. 

“The way this guy was dressed ,you know, it’s pretty hot this time of year and he was wearing a big sweatshirt and a hat so he looked out of the ordinary for this type of year,” said Winona Chief Investigator Dan Herod.

According to WCBI News, Glasgow had just robbed the bank of $2,000, threatening the bank teller with a weapon under his shirt, and slipping them a note stating: ‘This is a robbery, put all the money in the bag. No tricks, no one will get hurt.’

However, ”during the exchange of money, one of the bank tellers was able to put a red dye pack in the money. When the suspect exited the business the citizen saw the dye pack go off in the parking lot. She immediately called 9-1-1,” Herod explained.

After the robbery, Glasgow attempted to flee the scene in a stolen semi truck packed to hit the road, but a beer truck making a delivery blocked his exit. Glasgow was soon arrested by police, just 200 yards from the bank he had just robbed. 

”We located a truck, a semi-truck and it has been reported stolen out of Alabama. He had a suitcase packed, a cooler with food and drinks in it. If it hadn’t been for the caller he could’ve been well on his way to another state or something like that.”

Glasgow is now being charged with escape in Lamar County, Alabama, and armed robbery in Winona, Mississippi. 

”They’re going to come over here and they’re going to speak with him. That’s when we’ll begin going through the extradition process and all that stuff,” said Herod.

Glasgow’s bond is currently set at $500,000.


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