Las Vegas authorities captured a convicted murderer on Thursday after he escaped from the Southern Desert Correctional Center last week.
Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, was serving a life-sentence for using a motion-activated pipe bomb to kill someone on the Las Vegas Strip in 2007.
Last Friday, Duarte-Herrera managed to swindle guards at the medium-security prison by using a dummy apparently made from cardboard and battery acid to corrode the window frame of his cell according to The Daily Beast.
Guards checked on Duarte-Herrera Tuesday morning only to find a cardboard dummy in his place. They believe he made his initial escape the previous Friday.
Like something out of a movie, the 42-year-old managed to escape through his cell window thanks to the battery acid then climbed over the prison's barbed-wire fencing undetected.
The prison tower that should have detected Duarte-Herrera was unmanned at the time, and apparently has been for "a couple of years" per The Daily Beast.
Duarte-Herrera also escaped with a large black coat that he sewed while in prison.
\u201cSources tell me convicted murderer Porfirio Duarte-Herrera used acid to help erode area by his window so he could climb out.\n\nHe created a cardboard dummy to leave in his cell.\n\nHe sewed a coat in class at the prison which he took w/ him.\n\nHe climbed over a fence with barbed wire\u201d