A Texas jailer who suddenly stopped breathing is now alive and well — thanks to a group of inmates who busted out of a holding cell to save him.
The inmates were in the basement of the Weatherford District Courts Building on June 23 awaiting court appearances when the guard sitting outside their pen slumped onto the floor, Capt. Mark Arnett with the Parker County Sheriff's Office told NBC News.
"He was just talking to them, and he just kind of collapsed," Arnett said Saturday. "As soon as the jailer went down, they started to yell."