An escaped Oklahoma inmate in a stolen van got so lost that he called 911 and asked to be taken back to prison.

Ronald Thomas, 38, of Oklahoma City escaped from a work crew Tuesday while serving a 12-year burglary sentence at a state prison in desolate northwestern Oklahoma. 

He drove a Correction Department van 150 miles north to Garden City, Kan., before he called authorities from a convenience store. 

He was promptly arrested and now faces charges of escape and stealing a vehicle.