Virginia inmates dig out of jail with toothbrush, arrested at IHOP | USA TODAY

Before being busted at the pancake chain, the pair dug a hole through jail walls using a toothbrush and metal object, officials said.

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According to a news release from the Newport News Sheriff's Office, the city's jail discovered discovered that the inmates were missing during a routine headcount around 7 p.m. EDT Monday night.

The two had dug a hole through one of the jail walls using "primitive-made tools" they constructed out of a toothbrush and metal object, the sheriff's office said. Those tools helped them access untied rebars in the wall, which they then used for the rest of their escape.

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