Jailbreak (In.) Man Captured on Video Breaking into Lake County Jail Thursday Night and being Tackled by Detention Deputies

TAVARES, Fla.—A man who tried to break into the Lake County Jail is now in the custody of the Lake County Jail after detention deputies tackled him inside the jail Thursday night.

In what Lake County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Herrell called a “bizarre and unusual scene,” Michael Ray Few, 41, was captured on video in the public lobby of the jail acting as if he was trying to hide from someone shortly after 9 p.m., Herrell said.

Few moved a metal detector and climbed through a small opening leading into an x-ray machine to bypass a secured door. He knocked over computer monitors and entered another lobby with restricted access.

In this video, Michael Few, 41, is seen entering the lobby of the Lake County Jail and accessing a secure area. VIDEO: Lake County Sheriff’s Office


Detention deputies confronted and tackled Few; he continued to resist and was tased and taken into custody, according to Herrell. Road patrol deputies responded to the jail to place Few under arrest, and he was found with a meth pipe.


In this video, Michael Few, 41, is seen entering a secure area of the Lake County Jail and being tackled by detention deputies. VIDEO: Lake County Sheriff’s Office


“Due to his paranoia and his altered mental state, he was transported to AdventHealth Waterman to be checked out,” Herrell said.

Few, whose last known address was Tavares, but is now listed as homeless, is facing several charges including burglary, felony criminal mischief, battery on a law enforcement officer and introduction of contraband into a secured facility. He is being held on $27,000 bond.

This is Few’s fourth arrest this year,  he has been arrested for retail theft, and twice for trespassing, all by Tavares Police Department.

Michael Few is seen here in a mugshot from earlier this year.
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