New Orleans authorities search for escapee running through streets in green underwear

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:55am

NEW ORLEANS, LA  — Law enforcement officers in New Orleans are currently on a man hunt to find a trustee who escaped from a work release project this morning. According to witnesses, he’s running through the city wearing nothing more than underwear.

NBC affiliate WDSU reports that the call came in shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. The man was spotted in City Park in New Orleans near the sculpture garden.

We’re told the inmate took off the orange jumpsuit he was wearing and it was located in the park near the paddle boat dock. Fleeing on foot, witnesses say the man was wearing nothing more than green underwear.

The New Orleans Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department are working to locate the man.

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