Authorities Track Down Escaped Florida Inmate

A Florida inmate who escaped after stealing a Department of Corrections van has been captured.

Thor Bahrman, 33, broke free from a Florida State Prison facility in Raiford Friday afternoon and fled in a work van. Corrections officials say no alarm was raised when he took the van and fled.

According to WTLV, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team located Bahrman at a gas station around 10:11 p.m. The stolen van was also recovered.

Bahrman left the facility undetected and didn't harm anyone, authorities say.

Records show Bahrman had been serving a two-year sentence in a minimum security unit after he was sentenced on drug charges in March.

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