HICKMAN, Kentucky — Officials mistakenly released a prisoner from a Kentucky facility after receiving a phony fax that ordered him freed, and it took them nearly two weeks to realize it.
The fax contained grammatical errors, was not typed on letterhead and was sent from a local grocery store. The fax falsely claimed that the Kentucky Supreme Court “demanded” Timothy Rouse be released.
At least these officials have a refreshingly low opinion of the state’s Supreme Court.
“It’s outrageous that it happened,” Fulton County Attorney Rick Major said. “I’m just glad nobody got hurt because he’s dangerous.”
Police are still investigating who faxed the letter.
Hint: It’s probably not the guy who actually got freed by it. In case you guys were wondering.