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Kentucky inmate on the run turns himself in due to freezing temperatures

4:09 PM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
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LEXINGTON, Ky.- The bitterly cold temperatures were too much for a Kentucky inmate on the run.

Robert Vick, 42, turned himself into Lexington Police, riddled with frostbite.

Officers took him into custody at the Sunset Motel, only a few miles from the Blackburn Correction Complex where he escaped Sunday night.

People at the motel said Vick showed up freezing and asking to be turned into police.

"He was ready to go back," Maurice King said, who manages the Sunset Motel.

After Vick walked away from his six-year sentence for burglary and five-year sentence for criminal possession of a forged instrument, Mother Nature had a harsher punishment.

"He's frostbit, his toes and his fingers," Victoria Fugate said, who was staying at the Sunset Motel.

He was asking for help Sunday night when he showed up to Fugate's door.

"He was hungry, he knocked on our door, we gave him a ham and cheese sandwich and we gave him some hot chocolate," Fugate said.

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