A Grand Traverse County jail inmate posed as someone else and walked out the door untouched.
Nicholas Yoder was caught a short time later, but the Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the 23-year-old's escape on Thursday has put the jail's procedures under the microscope.
Yoder was released around 2 p.m. when he claimed to be an inmate scheduled for discharge. Police were after him a few minutes later when the mix-up was discovered.
He was on the run for a little more than an hour before authorities arrested him at Central Grade School.
Sheriff Tom Bensley says Yoder was in a cell that held several inmates when a corrections officer called the name of a different inmate. That inmate was asleep, so Yoder walked up and pretended to be him.