The Pinal County Sheriff's office says in a release that inmate Joseph Andrew Dekenipp was arrested in the town of Coolidge, a few hours after he escaped Friday from the county detention center.
The office says he would undergo treatment for serious cuts he got from the wire.
The Arizona Republic reports that the 40-year-old Dekenipp was arrested without incident after he arrived at a saloon and grill where he was to meet his girlfriend.
Dekenipp has been in jail since his arrest Jan. 10 on suspicion of vehicle theft, trafficking in stolen property, unlawful flight, and driving on a suspended license.
Officials say he is now facing an escape charge.
The student, whose name has not been released, apparently attempted to reenact a scene from the 1983 holiday classic, "A Christmas Story," Wednesday morning by sticking his tongue against the pole.
In a case of life imitating art, one boy decided to reinact the scene, and just like in the movie it didn't end well.
A rescue crew was called to White Brook Middle School and helped the tongue-stuck student get free by pouring hot water on the pole and the tongue.
It took a couple of buckets of water to unstick the student. Teachers shielded the boy during the rescue mission while other students were arriving to class.
EMT's evaluated the boy's tongue called his mother to reassure her that he was fine and then sent him off to class.
Easthampton Fire Chief David A. Mottor said it was the second tongue-sticking he had seen in his 20-year career. The first involved a kid who licked a chain-link fence post.
“I wouldn’t recommend putting your tongue on anything metal for the rest of the winter,” Mottor told the paper.
This isn't the first tongue-licking sticking of the year.
Last month, Maddie Gilmartin, 12, of East Kingston, N.H. decided on a whim to touch the flag pole with her tongue and she also got stuck.
CALLING ALL PARENTS!!! Please teach your children how to separate fact from fiction. Things that are funny in movies, can be sad and stupid in real life.
Tim Harris and his hug have made headlines before.
But last year, when Harris' family realized that his birthday fell on National Hug Day (Jan. 21), they knew they wanted to dish out more than just good meals and warm embraces.
So, they hosted the first annual Hug-A-Thon, where Harris hugged more than 1,000 people and raised $6000 in three days. The money went to Firefighters Random Acts, a nonprofit that enables firefighters to perform random acts of kindness in their community, according to its website.
This year, Harris set a new goal: 2,000 hugs and $10,000. In four days he beat that according to the Tim's Place Facebook page. He hugged more than 2,000 people and earned $13,000 in donations.
"This is so amazing". Harris says, choking back tears during this year's Hug-A-Thon. "I'm very happy. I have somebody here to love. Everybody, I love every one of you!"