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Calls From Georgia Gas Station End Prison Escapee Jerry Mercado's 10-Day Run

Calls From Georgia Gas Station End Prison Escapee Jerry Mercado's 10-Day Run

At a busy Chevron station off Marietta Road in Canton, Ga., prison escapee Jerry Mercado hid from authorities. But his attempts to contact his family from there may have led to his capture.

The gas station manager, Jennifer Fernandez, said in an interview that she noticed Mercado shortly after she opened the store for business Wednesday morning. Mercado, a slender Hispanic man who had escaped from the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield about 10 days earlier, had bleached his hair and eyebrows and made efforts to cover a now notorious neck tattoo that reads: “Time Waits For No One.”

Surveillance video from the store shows Mercado clad in heavy winter garments and...

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