Barking dogs led California police to an escaped prisoner. The prisoner had been missing from California State Prison in Sacramento for 24 hours, police reported.
Folsom police caught up with 32-year-old Marco Cabrera on Monday evening after two Labradors chased him into the bed of a pickup truck.
The barking led the dogs’ owners to discover the fugitive on their property.
Prison authorities noticed that Cabrera was missing from the minimum support facility Sunday during a 9 p.m. head count.
Because the facility is outside the secure perimeter of the prison’s maximum security area, “we call it a walkaway rather than an escape,” said Sgt. LeVance Quinn, spokesman for the prison.
Cabrera was serving a five-year sentence for assault with a firearm, transport and sale of marijuana, corporal injury to a spouse, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and possession of ammunition by an ex-felon.
Cabrera attempted to steal a vehicle while on the lam, and will face charges of robbery and auto theft, police said.