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Arizona inmate makes Valentine's Day escape
Friday an Arizona inmate escaped from jail, in an attempt to see his sweetheart for Valentines Day.
Joseph Andrew Dekenipp, 40, was arrested in Coolidge, 3 hours after he escaped.
Dekenipp had made his way to the Gallopin Goose Saloon & Grill, where he planned to meet with his girlfriend. Customers at the bar said she just arrived by the time authorities caught up with Dekenipp.
According to Officials the inmate would have had to scale a 12-foot fence, crawl through razor wire, and scale another wire-topped fence in order to leave the premises. The Sheriffs Office stated he would receive medical treatment before returning to county jail.
Other inmates claimed he was broken-hearted for having been away from his girlfriend for so long.
Dekenipp has been in jail since his arrest Jan. 10 on suspicion of vehicle theft, trafficking in stolen property, unlawful flight, theft, and driving on a suspended license.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Its unlikely a judge will allow his release on bond, now that hes facing an escape charge.