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Hitchhiker sets off prisoner head count in Ionia Co.
IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Staff at the Ionia County Correctional Facility are taking precautions after a person was seen hitchhiking along M-21 outside the facility with an orange vest on.
The warden reportedly sent someone out to see who the person was, and the person took off running.
At this time, corrections officers are counting prisoners to make sure no one is missing.
As a safety precaution, they are also bringing in dogs to track the person as well.
Officers are not certain as to whether or not the person was a prisoner, but they were concerned when the person took off running when approached.
The person is described as a white male, around 5'6" tall, and slighty heavyset, with a mustache.