Orange County inmate escaped through unsecured gate, deputies say

Suspect's sock was found snagged on razor wire fence

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An inmate who escaped from the Orange County Jail early Saturday morning pushed open an unsecured gate then climbed over a fence where there was a gap in the razor wire, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Alexandra Pablos, 26, was supposed to be cleaning the female dorm when instead she went to the west side of the Orange County Corrections Compound and took off her jumpsuit and black boots behind a green electrical box, the arrest affidavit said.

From there, she moved south and pushed open an unsecured gate and got to an area near the sally port, which is where law enforcement enters the jail, and found a gap in the razor wire fence, deputies said.

She climbed over the fence in the area of the gap, leaving behind one of her socks that snagged on the razor wire.

Pablos was reported missing at 2:52 a.m. and the jail was put on lockdown while deputies searched the area.

The Sheriff's Office said its helicopter unit spotted Pablos hiding near a semi-truck at Pavers Depot Orlando, a closed business directly across from the jail off 36th Street.  A Pavers Depot employee said she likely got on the property through a hole in the business' fence.

A K-9 unit apprehended Pablos at 3:46 a.m. She was wearing only underwear and a bra with her jail ID card attached to the strap, according to deputies. 

Pablos has been in the Orange County Jail since she was arrested in May on a burglary charge when neighbors reported that she had been squatting in a home on Weber Street while the owners were on vacations, records show.

She was a trustee at the jail, meaning she had a good jail record and got along with corrections officers and inmates. A judge on Sunday ordered that she be held without bond.

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