POSTED: 11:20 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 12:32 p.m. HST, Jul 25, 2014
An Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate attempted to escape on Thursday morning, but was stopped as he scaled a wire fence.
Chad Teisina, who was awaiting trial for theft, attempted to climb an 18-foot fence topped with razor wire in the prison's recreational yard, Toni E. Schwartz, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, said.
But guards in a watchtower saw Teisina running to the fence and alerted correctional officers in the recreation yard.
Schwartz said guards, on both sides of the fence, caught Teisina as he reached the razor wire.
He was brought down off the fence and handcuffed.
Teisina, 21, was taken to the hospital for treatment of puncture wounds from the razor wire and returned to the facility on Thursday afternoon.
Schwartz said Teisina will face in-house disciplinary action as well as possible criminal charges for the attempted escape.
"Teisina tried to escape in broad daylight," Public Safety Director Ted Sakai said in a news release. "We don't know why they do impulsive things like this but this is the type of person our corrections officers deal with every day."