MCSO inmate, Adan Orduno, says 'voices' told him to escape and God showed him how

PHOENIX - The inmate who escaped through the ceiling of a Maricopa County jail facility told detectives he was on a "spiritual journey" and that "God told him" how to escape.

Adan Orduno broke out of the Lower Buckeye Jail psych unit on November 11, 2012 after he created a dummy of himself by stuffing milk cartons into his jail uniform to fool the guards, according to MCSO.

Detention officers realized he was missing at 8:53 a.m. He was able to get out by climbing through a ceiling and eventually made his way over a barbed wire fence.

It sounds like something out of Hollywood and even Orduno thought the same thing, according to the interview he had with detectives. "This isn't reality," he said to himself, "This is part of a movie."

Undercover deputies were able to arrest Orduno at 7th Avenue and McDowell Road later that day.

Before he broke out he was awaiting his robbery and attempted murder trial.

Detectives said several of the cameras at the jail facility were not working the day he escaped.

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