In July 2017, convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey broke out of the maximum-security prison in South Carolina, using wire cutters flown in by drone.

It was a second time in 12 years that he had escaped. This time he used a smuggled-in cellphone to coordinate the delivery of the breakout tools. He cut four fences and left a dummy bed that fooled the guards. The man was recaptured two days after at a Texas motel. He had about $47,000 in cash, an ID card and two guns on him.

We believe a drone was used to fly in the tools that allowed him to escape, the South Carolina corrections director said. The state was spending millions to install netting at prisons to prevent people from throwing things over, but confessed that wouldn’t stop drones.