MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An inmate who escaped Thursday morning from the Dade Correctional Institution has been captured, the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed.
According to an escape notice from the agency, Jason Revis, 37, escaped from the facility at 19000 SW 377th St. around 10:15 a.m.
Authorities said security staff at the prison discovered him missing from his "dorm."
He was eventually taken into custody in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant off North Krome Avenue.
Restaurant patrons told Local 10 News that Revis was seen buying a grey sweatshirt inside the Cracker Barrel gift store.
He was wearing it when officers found him.
"The whole front of the store was blocked," one witness said. "There was a firetruck, undercover cars, police cars, everything."
Records show Revis is serving a 40-year prison sentence for molesting a child under the age of 12.
According to records, the incident occurred in August 2011 and Revis was sentenced in January 2015.