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Deputies Find Barefoot Man They Helped Is Runaway Inmate

Raymond Lopez told deputies after he had been caught that he found civilian clothes in a "shakedown cell"

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    Deputies Find Barefoot Man They Helped Is Runaway Inmate
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    Sheriff's deputies had spotted a man walking barefoot down a New Mexico road with his feet full of cactus, so they offered him a ride.

    Turns out, the man had escaped from the state penitentiary by walking out the front door. So instead of a homeless shelter, the deputies put him back behind bars.

    The deputies found 30-year-old Raymond Lopez to be the runaway inmate pictured in manhunt flyers.

    Lopez has been booked at the county jail on charges of escape and concealing identity.

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    Lopez told deputies after he had been caught that he found civilian clothes in a "shakedown cell." He put them on and walked out the unlocked front door.

    Penitentiary spokesman S.U. Mahesh says a review of procedures will take place and whatever changes necessary for safety will be made.