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.