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Prison Escapee Tackled by Citizen Who Recognized Him Shopping in Store-Caught on Tape


An prison inmate who escaped from the Mansfield Correctional Institution was captured Thursday evening. James David Myers was recognized by the citizen, as the escapee was shopping at the Olivesburg General Store in Ashland, Ohio.

The inmate was serving a life sentence for kidnapping, rape and other crimes.

Myers was recognized when he walked into the Olivesburg General Store in Ashland on Thursday evening.

The citizen dressed in an American flag shirt for the 4th of July tackled, tied up and held Myers until police arrived to arrest him. The incident was caught on tape by the stores surveillance camera.

Watch Video of Citzen Tackling Escapee Below

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