One inmate learned the hard way Saturday morning, that unfortunately, the Macon County Detention Center does not store their phones in the jail's ceiling.
Cameren Paul Shaffer, 21, crawled into the drop ceiling of his cell and disappeared into the crawl space. When asked what he was doing, Shaffer informed officers that he was only attempting to find a phone to make a phone call.
While attempting to book five individuals into the jail, a loud noise was heard at Macon County Detention Center, alerting officers of an attempted escape in progress.
“At the time of the incident, detention officers had a total of five individuals (inmates) waiting to be processed," said Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland in a statement. "The detention officer went to investigate a strange noise and discovered that inmate Shaffer had crawled up into the drop ceiling of his cell and had disappeared into the crawl space."