Bing was part of an 18-member kitchen crew that day and was counted by an officer as they served breakfast last Wednesday. Sometime after, he escaped unnoticed. Steve Barnett, spokesman for the Sheriff said, "We inadvertently didn't put out a release like we should have. It was an oversight…That facility is not a very secure facility. It’s very possible to squeeze out of there.” He also noted that budget cuts have things even worse.
The Enquirer article includes a picture of Bruce Bing.