VIDEO: Police Searching for 4 Tennessee Inmates After Christmas Day Escape
Four inmates are at large after allegedly using a leaky toilet to make an escape from a Tennessee jail by removing the toilet from the wall, officials said.
Six inmates from the Cocke County Jail Annex in Newport made the escape Christmas Day around 1:30 a.m., the Cocke County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, but two of them have since been captured, reports ABC News.
The early-morning getaway was prompted by a water leak behind a toilet, the sheriff's office said.
"The bolts holding the unit rusted out and there was prior damage to the concrete due to plumbing repairs," the sheriff's office said.
The inmates removed the toilet from the wall and "gained access to a hole which led outside of the facility," the sheriff's office said.