Prisoner Jeron Combs has become a cooking sensation on TikTok, using a makeshift grill in his cell.
The 31-year-old from Paramount, California, is serving 70 years plus life in prison for first-degree murder and attempted murder and has been behind bars since he was 18.
While serving his time for the serious crimes, Jeron learned how to cook and he has now taken Tik Tok by storm for his culinary masterpieces.
Jeron’s cooking page, @mrinnocent72x0, has since gone viral, showing tutorials of how he cooks his elaborate dishes.
The inmate found a broken cooker from the prison’s kitchen and used it as a hot plate underneath his metal bed to cook his food.
Using pre-packaged items, Jeron has made tacos, breakfast burritos, tacos, cakes and several other types of dishes inside his prison cell.
In his latest creation, Jeron cooked bacon cheeseburger topped with ketchup, mustard and relish.
TikTok users praised Jeron for his culinary skills and creativity despite having limited ingredients and equipment to cook food.
One said: ‘He’s cooking off a bed and I can barely understand my oven’.
Another added: ‘You better open a restaurant when you’re out of there’.
Meanwhile, one wrote: ‘How do you cook better food in jail than most people do at home?’.
Jeron said: ‘I decided to cook because it’s better than what they feed us.
‘We get food packages from the canteen so we can order packaged food in.
‘I broke a hot pot down and took the plate out of it and sanded my bunk down to the metal to cook from it.
‘I cook burritos, tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls, stir fry, burgers, tostadas, and bacon but burritos are my favourite because I been cooking them for so long.’
Jeron says he learned to cook in prison as he was incarcerated since he was a teenager.
He said: ‘I make food for my cellmate and some friends at times for special occasions
‘I have a passion for cooking. I have been in jail since 18 and this is where I learned all my cooking from.
‘I make the best of all the ingredients that I have and if I don’t have what I need I just get it from a friend and we compile all our food together and make it work.
‘At first I decided to post the video on TikTok for fun, but I never thought the whole world would see it.’
Through his cooking channel on TikTok, Jeron hopes people can see what life really is like in prison and that it is not what has been portrayed in the media and TV shows.
He added: ‘I don’t want people to look down on us because of the mistakes we made and see that jail is a different place for some people.
‘Some people think that it’s all about violence and what they hear and or see on TV, but it’s so much more to what people don’t see. I want to be able to enlighten them on what’s going on behind these walls.’
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