A 33-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate was caught trying to escape from the Kalihi prison Tuesday afternoon.
A prison official said Anthony Fontana, who is serving time for unauthorized entry into a vehicle, was preparing to leave the prison at 1 p.m. on a work furlough pass.
As he was about to leave, corrections officers called him back and that is when he decided to flee.
Correctional officers chased after Fontana and captured him across the street from the facility, near the Tesoro Gas Express on Kamehameha Highway at 1:05 p.m.
He was returned to the prison around 6 p.m. after police arrested and processed him on suspicion of second-degree escape.