Escaped Georgia inmate found eating with mom at IHOP

Official logo for IHOP Corp. (Photo: MCT 2007)

ATLANTA - You'd "batter" believe this man is headed back behind bars.

Officials in Coweta County said an inmate escaped late Monday night and - with the help of his mother - fled to a classic late-night food destination known for its pancakes: IHOP.

Joshua Gullat, who was serving a sentence in Heard County for burglary, was cleaning bathrooms at the jail at about 11:30 p.m. when he slipped out a side door and through a gate, Heard County Sheriff's Office investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell told Channel 2 Action News.

Gullat's mother, Kathy Pence, was waiting with a car outside, and the two drove to a Newnan IHOP, which is where investigators found them about two hours later, Boswell said.

Both were taken into custody.

Heard County officials found the duo by tracking Pence's phone.