Prisoner walks away from work detail in Palm Beach County
Witnesses say Philip Peletz seen getting into white pickup truck
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Authorities are searching for an escaped prisoner in Palm Beach County.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Philip Peletz, 53, walked away from a work detail on Okeechobee Boulevard about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Peletz was an inmate at the Loxahatchee Road Prison.
Witnesses said they saw Peletz get into an older-model white pickup truck.
Plessinger said Peletz was serving a five-year prison sentence for grand theft and petty theft.
The FDLE, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department of Corrections are involved in the search.
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