Officers at the Smith Township police station said Timothy Bonner -- who was booked on an assault charge Saturday -- managed to knock the door of a holding cell off its hinges and escape from the building.
Police said Bonner knocked on Bill Stewart's door nearby and asked to borrow a pair of shoes.
Bonner then went to a nearby bar, where he told Robert Smith he had just escaped from jail.
"He asked me to buy him a beer, so I bought him a beer. He didn't even get to take a drink of it before they slammed him on the bar," Smith said. "He was only here a few minutes before police showed up."
Bonner faces additional charges and was taken to the Washington County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.