A 6ft-tall escaped prisoner was found hiding in his girlfriend’s dishwasher, wearing only boxer shorts and handcuffs.

Wesley Evans, 20, was captured in Timber Creek Apartments in East Texas and taken back into custody after an escape that lasted 24 hours.

“He took out the racks and made himself a nice cubbyhole,” said Chief Deputy Glenn Blank from the Jasper County Sheriff’s office.

Terry Tootle, who owns the apartments, told KTRE: “That’s pretty hard for a man that size to get in. He’s about 6ft tall.”

Evans escaped from a hospital in Jasper County while receiving treatment for a swollen hand.

He is expected to face charges for the escape attempt.

Evans has been in jail since 8 March on charges of aggravated robbery, vehicle theft and arson.