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Opening Arguments

Cold comfort


Authorities said the inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Lexington on Sunday. As temperatures dropped into the low single digits Monday, officials say the man walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police.

Robert Vick, 42, of Hartford told the clerk he wanted to turn himself in and escape the arctic air, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Vick was checked out by paramedics and returned to Blackburn Correctional Complex, Roberts said.

Halfway to work on Monday after idiotically leaving my warm and dry house, I had the same thought. But there was nobody I could turn myself in to for my crime of stupidity, so I just continued on.