Escaped Texas inmate found minutes later at Dairy Queen, police say

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Police: Escaped inmate found within an hour at Dairy Queen

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A man who escaped from a Texas jail Tuesday night was found 40 minutes later at a Dairy Queen restaurant, authorities said.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the inmate was found with a cellphone shortly before he escaped, KTRK reported.

The man was captured at the Dairy Queen within an hour of his escape, the television station reported.

The Sheriff's Office tweeted a photo of deputies leading the man to a squad car, according to KTRK.

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