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Police: Inmate faked seizures before taxi call

BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate faked the seizures that prompted jail officials to take him to a hospital where he tried to hail a taxi to escape.

The Beaver County Times ( reports Friday that sheriff's deputies have now charged 23-year-old Holden Wooley with escape and other crimes stemming from incidents Saturday night at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital on Saturday night.

The deputies say Wooley told another patient he was faking the seizures and was "going to skip" — meaning he planned to escape.

While at the hospital visit Wooley went outside to hail a cab in his orange-and-white striped prison jumpsuit, but the driver refused to pick him up. Police found him a couple hours later.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Wooley who remained jailed Friday.

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