An escaped Texas inmate craving a home-cooked meal is back behind bars after authorities caught him trying to sneak trays of food, bottles of booze and other contraband back into the prison.

A rancher working on a property near the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont told the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office that inmates from the facility were escaping and crossing into his land, police said.


Authorities spotted a vehicle pull up to the property and drop off a large duffle bag around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Just more than an hour later, an inmate made a dash for the bag and then raced back toward the prison, contraband in hand.

Authorities arrested Joshua Hansen, 25, as he attempted to return to the facility. He was originally booked into the Texas prison on narcotics charges.

The duffle bag contained large trays of home-cooked food, three bottles of brandy, one bottle of whiskey, several bags of tobacco, packaged snacks and fruit, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office..

Hansen was again booked into the Jefferson County jail on charges of escape and possession of marijuana. He could face additional time behind bars for the stunt.

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