A Lake Charles man said he threw a rock through the main entrance of the Calcasieu Correctional Center so he could go back to jail.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a statement that 39-year-old Kenneth Hunt told deputies he wanted a place to sleep and a meal.

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“We quickly made those arrangements for him,” Mancuso said. “I guess we can now say we literally have people beating down the door to stay with us.”

Kenneth Hunt was in jail from November 1st, 2022, to around 3pm on Wednesday (January 4th), on charges of theft, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespassing, however, those charges were dropped and that's what spurred his release.

It was around 8pm Wednesday night that he landed himself back in the jail, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kayla Vincent told KPLC.

Vincent explained that Kenneth Hunt threw a rock through the front door of the jail, breaking the glass. He then pushed out the broken glass with his hands.

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Hunt now faces one count of criminal damage to property.

Hunt is one of many recently released prisoners that we've featured on our website for their immediate crime.

Back in June, a Florida man who just got out of prison after serving an 8-year sentence for bank robbery was arrested. Police said 59-year-old Timothy Jones was released on a Wednesday, then was arrested for robbing a bank on Thursday - with no disguise or any sort of facial covering.

The shortest re-arrest time I've seen so far goes to Marcus Goodman in the Spokane County Jail. 

1am saw the arrest of Goodman after he was caught in a stolen vehicle that was carjacked by a 16-year-old nearby the prison. He stole the car 20 minutes after his release and then was arrested within 3 hours of walking out of the prison gates.

Read more at KPLC

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