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2004 - Publicized Escapes

Prisoner Location

Front
11

3%

Back
260

82%

Unknown
44

14%

Prisoner Screen

No Cage
15

4%

Cage
224

71%

Unknown
76

24%

Vehicle Status

Damage
145

46%

Stolen
57

18%

Officer Status

Injured
49

15%

Killed
2

1%

Prisoner Status

Injured
33

10%

Killed
16

5%

  • Texas                                               December  2004
    Officers stopped a vehicle which drove through flares and traffic cones at a traffic crash.  As officers approached, they saw the subject reach for a handgun plus saw  four baggies of marijuana and a nearly empty bottle of whiskey in the car.  The officers removed the subject from the car and onto the freeway shoulder, away from traffic.  The man started fighting with the officers and attempted to jump over a highway wall with the officer hanging on.  After being restrained and placed in a police car, the subject while handcuffed managed to open the police car door.  An officer used pepper spray to subdue the subject again.
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  • Wyoming                                          December  2004
    Officers arrested a subject after a fight.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, the subject kicked out a window of the police car and fled on foot.  The subject was captured after a short foot chase and had to be taken for medical treatment.
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  • Texas                                               December  2004
    Police handcuffed and sat a man in the locked back seat of a marked police cruiser while the officer was questioning other suspects.  The man somehow was able to get the handcuffs in front of him, manipulate the window and door, and got out.  The officer ran back to his patrol car and tried to hold onto the window as the suspect was driving off, where the officer was dragged for ten feet.  The man slammed the stolen police car into a pickup truck and tried to run, but was captured again. 
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  • North Carolina                                 December  2004
    Officers arrested a suspect for armed robbery and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer was obtaining information, the suspect escaped after kicking through a police car window and crawling out.
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  • Nevada                                            December  2004
    Police arrested a teenager who had made explosive devices.  The officers placed the teen in the back seat of a patrol car while they took statements.  When officers returned to the patrol car, a rear window was smashed and the teen was gone.  The teen was found and captured again.  The teen was treated for an injury and taken to a detention center.
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  • Connecticut                                     December  2004
    Officers made contact with a female who was very intoxicated.  While waiting for an ambulance, officer placed the lady in the back seat of the police car.  The lady kicked out a window of the cruiser, and while police tried to get control of her and take her into custody, she struck one of the officers in the head.  She was transported to the police station, where she continued to be uncooperative and later kicked another officers in the face.  Neither officer suffered serious injury.
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  • New York                                         December  2004
    Police were called to investigate a vehicle which crashed into the side of a house.  The passenger attempted to run from the scene but was arrested and placed in the back seat of the police car.  While the officers were interviewing the driver, the prisoner kicked the back window out of the police car and escaped on foot.  One officer was injured chasing the prisoner. 
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  • California                                        December  2004
    Police arrested a subject for violating a protective order.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car where he kicked out a window and escaped on foot.
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  • Texas                                               December  2004
    Police arrested a man who was attempting to fight others.  Police placed the handcuffed man in the back seat of a patrol car when the man started kicking the windows.  The officers had to use pepper spray to stop the man from kicking the windows so officers could place him in leg irons.  At the station, the officer discovered the door frame was dislodged because the man had kicked it.   
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  • California                                        December  2004
    Police handcuffed a passenger in a vehicle who had a gun while another officer found a gun on the driver.  The driver resisted and fought with the officers when one of the officers shot and killed the driver.  During the fight, the passenger escaped.
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  • New York                                         December  2004
    Officers arrested a subject who had a concealed handgun.  The subject fought with officers during the arrest which allowed a second subject to escape.  While handcuffed in the back seat of a police unit, the subject kicked out a window which injured two officers. 
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  • Illinois                                             December  2004
    A lady was struck and killed by a car after being pulled over by a police officer.  The lady was standing between her car and a police car, talking to an officer when she was struck and killed.  A teenaged boy was driving his car when his car hit the lady as it swung onto the road from the shoulder. 
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  • Vermont                                           December  2004
    Officers arrested a man for assaulting his parents.  The man was arrested a placed in the back seat of a police car where he tried to kick out a window.
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  • Virginia                                            December  2004
    An inmate was being transferred back to jail after a court hearing when the inmate tried to escape by breaking through a protective barrier and attacking the officer with the deputy then shooting the prisoner in the upper leg.  During the struggle, the patrol unit crashed over an embankment and struck a rock culvert.  The prisoner was taken into custody with the help of jail officers.  Jail medical staff attended to both the deputy's and inmate's injuries until transferred to a hospital.
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  • Nevada                                            December  2004
    Deputies arrested a subject for burglary and placed him in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While units were searching the area for a second subject, the arrested subject had escaped from the patrol car and fled on foot.
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  • California                                        December  2004
    Police arrested a woman who poured boiling water on a disabled man and kicked an officer in the face.  After being arrested,  the woman was able to damage the patrol unit by knocking a window off its track. 
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  • Tennessee                                       December  2004
    An officer was arresting two subjects who robbed a store in a stolen vehicle then attempted to flee on foot before the officer shot one of the subjects with a Taser.  The officer began handcuffing one of the subjects when the second subject was able to get into the patrol car and speed away with the emergency lights still running.  The subject lost control of the patrol car and struck a culvert, ran up an embankment, and came to rest in a ditch.  The subject then fled the crashed patrol car and broke into a house in which, a lady was asleep inside.  She managed to get out of the house when the subject passed out on the couch.  The subject caused $3,200 damage to the patrol car which had only been in service for one week.
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  • California                                        December  2004
    A man being taken for court was able to escape when the transport officer opened the door of the transport vehicle.  The man fled on foot, but captured a short time later.
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  • California                                        December  2004
    Officers arrested a man for probation violation.  While being detained, the subject was able to get free and attempted to flee on foot, but captured.  The man was then placed in the back seat of a police car and was able to get out of the police car through the back window.  The subject was again captured.
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  • Illinois                                             December  2004
    Deputies were called to the residence for a subject that would not leave.  The subject was taken into custody and being transported to jail when the subject kicked out the rear side window of the squad car.
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  • Texas                                               December  2004
    The two men escaped from a maximum-security prisoner transport van when it stopped at a red light. One suspect was caught shortly after who was serving time for aggravated robbery. The other suspect is still on the loose.  Police used choppers and ground patrol to search for the suspects.   
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  • Wisconsin                                        December  2004
    Police detained a lady who was going to commit suicide.  The woman was taken into protective custody, handcuffed , then placed into the back seat of a police car.  While in custody, the woman kicked the rear passenger side window of the squad car breaking the window frame away from the doorframe.
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  • Indiana                                            December  2004
    An officer located a subject who burglarized a residence and fled on foot.  The officer caught the subject who resisted and fought the officer and attempted to grab the officer's gun.  Other officers arrived and the subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject then kicked out the rear window of the police car.  The subject and an officer were slightly injured.
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  • Colorado                                         December  2004
    Police arrested a subject following a hit and run crash.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject was able to free himself from the handcuffs, get into the front seat, and steal the police car.  The subject attempt to run over a police officers with the police car which caused officers to shoot at the subject.  The subject continued driving and was chased by police until the subject crashed the police car and fled only to be caught hiding later.

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  • Nevada                                            December  2004
    A lady being detained for shoplifting was able to slip out of handcuffs, get out of the police car, and drive off in a vehicle.  During the escape, the lady ran over and injured the officer with the vehicle.
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  • Alaska                                             December  2004
    A Trooper handcuffed a man and put in the front seat of a patrol car on suspicion that he had provided a false name.  The man was able to get the patrol car door open and ran from the patrol car into a wooded area.  The man had two outstanding warrants, but was captured again after a four hour manhunt. 
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  • Pennsylvania                                   December  2004
    After a hearing a juvenile was being transport back to a juvenile detention facility when the handcuffed juvenile started punching a rear-passenger window.  When a member of the transport staff went to get into the back seat, the juvenile fled.
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  • Montana                                          December  2004
    Officers responded to a report of a disorderly man and found the subject which also had an illegal license plates on his vehicle, was driving on a suspended license, and smelled of alcohol.  The subject arrested and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit with the seatbelt on.  While being transported, the subject kicked out the patrol car's window and was able to open the car door while the patrol unit was still moving.  The officer stopped the vehicle, used pepper spray on the subject, and struggled to get the subject back into the vehicle.  About one-half mile later, the subject kicked the patrol car's door open again and two deputies assisted in stopping the subject, who was shocked twice with a Taser.
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  • Colorado                                         December  2004
    A deputy arrested a subject who had kicked in an apartment door.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back, but complained of shoulder pain.  The deputy used two sets of handcuffs connected in a chain to secure the man's arms behind him and placed the subject back in the patrol unit.  While the man was being transported to a nearby substation, the man  slipped out of his handcuffs and got out of the patrol car.  The deputy began struggling with the suspect outside the patrol car when the man reached for the deputy's gun, which came out of its holster with the gun discharging.  Passers-by reported the fight to other deputies in the area which responded and helped capture the man again.  The man and the deputy were both treated for injuries. 

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  • Arkansas                                         December  2004
    Police were dispatched to a residence of a person refusing to leave.  Police arrested a lady for possession of a firearm after a felony.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where she began kicking a window and beating her head against the safety cage.  The lady was treated at a hospital for injuries and taken to jail.
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  • Washington                                     December  2004
    Police arrested a man who broke into 4 houses, stole 1 vehicle, broke into another vehicle, and had illegal drugs.  After police put him in a patrol car, the suspect complained of pain. Officers, unaware that he had slipped out of his handcuffs, let him stand up and the man fled on foot. Officers recaptured him after another brief struggle.
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  • Texas                                               December  2004
    Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and arrested the man for driving under the influence.  The man was handcuffed in the back seat of a caged patrol car when the man kicked out the rear window and attempted to flee.  The man was captured again and officer discovered the vehicle the man was driving was stolen.  
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  • Tennessee                                        December  2004
    A deputy arrested a man on a warrant and fought deputies.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the patrol unit.  While in the patrol car, the man kicked out the patrol car's driver side window. 
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  • Arkansas                                         December  2004
    A prisoner returning from a dentist's appointment used a stolen dental pick to commandeer a jail transport vehicle and escape.  The prisoner put the dentist's tool to the neck of a jailer as he was driving and forced the jailer out of the vehicle then sped away.  The prisoner also picked the lock on his shackles so he could operate the vehicle's peddles.  The prisoner was captured a short time later.
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  • California                                        December  2004
    Patrol officers arrested a woman for public drunkenness then the woman admitted lacing a marijuana cigarette with cocaine.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car where she kicked the window out of the patrol car after she was taken into custody, damaging it.
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  • Ohio                                                December  2004
    Officers arrested a man who fought with officers and refused to identify himself.  The man was handcuffed and fought with officers and eventually subdued him with a Taser.  The subject continued to resist while being transported to the jail and kicked at windows in the back of the patrol car where a Taser was used again to subdue the subject.
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  • Ohio                                                December  2004
    Deputies arrested a man who had threatened to kill his neighbor.  Deputies had to use pepper spray to subdue the subject before being able to handcuff the subject.  The subject was then put in the back seat of a patrol unit where the subject  kicked out a window causing damage.
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  • Florida                                             December  2004
    A subject broke into and stole a shotgun from a patrol unit then barricaded himself in a house after a long stand off.  The subject was arrested later after a SWAT team shot tear gas into the house.  The suspect surrendered and was arrested. 

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  • Florida                                             December  2004
    A subject was arrested for a probation violation.  While handcuffed in the back seat, the subject kicked out a window of the patrol car and bolted.  The arresting officer, fired a Taser at the subject, but the subject managed to keep going.  The officer was assisted by a citizen who with the officer followed subject in a car.  Another citizen tackled the subject and held him until the officer arrived.  The subject was shot a second time with a Taser, then taken into custody. 

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  • Illinois                                             December  2004
    Police had driven up to the police department with a subject in custody in the police car.  The subject was arrested on a warrant and handcuffed behind his back.  The subject complained of back pain and his handcuffs were removed, the subject then jumped from the police car and ran through a security gate.  Police captured the subject with one officer suffering minor injuries.  The subject has been arrested previously for escape.
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  • Pennsylvania                                   December  2004
    Officers responded to an intoxicated lady and her husband fighting.  The lady continued screaming and was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.  The lady continued to fight officers and was placed in handcuffs.  The lady was placed in the back seat of a police car where she tried to kick out the car’s back windows of the police car.
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  • Oklahoma                                        November  2004
    Officers arrested a subject and placed him in the back seat of a caged police unit.  The subject kicked out a window and escaped from the police car, but was captured again.   
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  • Pennsylvania                                   November  2004
    Officers stopped a vehicle that made several traffic violations.  Officers were talking to the subjects outside the patrol unit when officers found alcohol in the vehicle and the passenger gave a false name.  When officers attempted to take the passenger into custody, he fled on foot.  The driver was told he was going to be detained and started flailing his arms and struck an officer in the face.  He ran away from police, entered his vehicle, and fought with police as he tried to speed away.  The subjects were caught but two officers sustained injuries during the incident.
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  • Illinois                                             November  2004
    Police were investigating a hit-and-run accident and arrested a subject.  While sitting handcuffed in the back seat of a police car, the subject's mother opened the police car door allowing the subject to escape.  The subject was located again and fought with police this time before being taken into custody again.  One officer was injured in the fight.
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  • Illinois                                             November  2004
    An officer stopped a subject for speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and arrested for DUI.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed him in the back seat of an unmarked squad car.  The officer then returned to inventory the subject's vehicle.  The subject somehow managed to bringing the cuffs to the front of his body, climb into the front seat of the police car, and drive away with the emergency flashing lights flashing.  The subject was stopped and arrested a short time later.
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  • Arizona                                            November  2004
    After being arrested for a string robberies, the suspect claimed he was sick and couldn't breathe. He was checked by paramedics and found to be faking.  As a precaution, police used two sets of handcuffs to restrain the man's hands behind his back. When police arrived at the Precinct, the man had managed to bring his handcuffed hands to the front so when the officer opened the back door of a patrol vehicle, the suspect knocked the officer to the ground and ran.  The suspect was able to scale a precinct block wall and the suspect attempted to get control of the vehicle and car-jack an older man.  The officer caught up with the suspect and they fought, with the officer shooting the suspect to stop the kidnapping.
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  • New Mexico                                     November  2004
    A man arrested for an outstanding warrant was being transported in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man broke the set of plastic handcuffs he was wearing and broke the back window of the patrol car with his head, then squeezed out the window as the patrol car slowed to a stop.  The officer chased and caught the man then shot him with a taser gun and held him until backup.  The man and officer were both taken to the emergency room for minor injuries.
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  • New York                                         November  2004
    Officers arrested a man for a parole violation.  The officer handcuffed the man and locked him in the back seat of his patrol car, but the man was able to escape and steal the police cruiser.  
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  • Illinois                                             November  2004
    Police responded to a report of a loud party.  Officers were talking to a group of people when one of them became agitated and at one point, taunting the police dog.  After that the man began fighting with officers and was arrested being handcuffed and placed in a police car.  Once inside the police car, the man kicked out a window and damaged the door frame.     
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  • Idaho                                               November  2004
    Officer detained three subjects when stolen property was found.  Officers had one of the subjects in the back seat of a patrol unit, when the subject damaged the unit in an attempt to escape from the patrol unit.  The subject was caught.
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  • California                                        November  2004
    A prisoner being transported from court to a federal detention facility tried to escape from a transport van by kicking the window out.  The van driver stopped and the two deputy marshals in the van requested help from sheriff's deputies and police officers, who assisted in subduing the prisoner again.
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  • Maryland                                         November  2004
    Officers arrested two suspects for outstanding warrants and placed both of them in the back seat of a police unit.  As officers placed the suspects' mother into custody for harboring a felon, one of the suspects was able to free one hand from the handcuffs and charged uniformed officers in an attempt to prevent his mother's arrest.  The suspect resisted arrest for several minutes before he was placed into custody again. 

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  • Oregon                                            November  2004
    An officer arrived at the scene and arrested two men who were involved in a fight.  One subject was handcuffed and placed in a police car without incident.  Officers attempted to place the resisting subject in handcuffs, but he fought back.  The man continued to resist officers as they tried to put him into a nearby police car. In an effort to control him, officers used a Taser, which enabled them to subdue the resisting man long enough to get him into the patrol car.  After only a few seconds, the resisting subject kicked out the rear driver's window of a police car. Officers removed him and further retrained him prior to transporting him to Jail.
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  • Maine                                              November  2004
    Officers responded to a store for two girls who were stopped in the store for shoplifting and then both girls punched an employee.  When the officers arrived, the girls were placed in separate police cruisers where each girl kicked out a window in each of the police cars.

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  • Florida                                             November  2004
    An armed robbery suspect was being transported handcuffed behind his back and in the back seat for questioning, when he  kicked out the back window of the patrol unit.  The suspect was able to get his hands in front of his body, remove his belt, and then attempted to strangle a deputy as they were arriving the station.  Other officers saw the struggle and assisted. 
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  • California                                        November  2004
    A deputy was transporting a prisoner to jail who was accused of shooting someone to death during a gang fight.  The prisoner was handcuffed and being transported in the back seat of the patrol unit, when the prisoner somehow got free of the handcuffs and out of a sheriff's transport car then fled on foot.  The prisoner has already escaped once before.

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  • Washington                                     November  2004
    An officer arrested a lady for DUI and handcuffed behind her back then placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While the officer was arresting a passenger of the vehicle, the lady was able to open the door and get out of the patrol unit, but caught by a another officer that just arrived at the scene.
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  • Iowa                                                November  2004
    A prisoner was being transported from the main jail where he was working as a trustee in the kitchen back to his cell at the Jail Annex when he was able to escape from the transport van.  The prisoner reached through the window and used the door handle on the outside of the vehicle.  The transport van has bars on the windows and the windows open only so far, but the prisoner was able to get to the outside handle which allowed the prisoner to open the door from the inside.  Four other prisoners were in the van at the time, but decided not to try and run.  The van door has now been modified.
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  • Kentucky                                         November  2004
    A prisoner sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a man and a woman, was being transported back to jail handcuffed behind his back with shackles on in the back seat of a caged patrol car.  The prisoner got out of the shackles and handcuffs, then escaped the back seat of the patrol car and fled.  The prisoner was captured the next day.
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  • Ohio                                                November  2004
    Police arrested a subject for a series of burglaries.  The subject was handcuffed and in the back seat of a police car when an officer drove the subject to a different location to identify another suspect.  The subject climbed through the divider and into the driver seat then started to drive away.  The suspect hit another car and drove on, ditching the police car later then running away even though he was still handcuffed.  The cruiser was found a short time later.
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  • Washington                                     November  2004
    A jail inmate on a corrections bus slipped out of ankle shackles and kicked out a window to escape when the bus stopped at an intersection.  The inmate ran across a parking lot with jail guards chasing him and firing a couple of shots, but no one was hit.  A bystander tackled the inmate who was being held for investigation of robbery, assault and possession of a stolen firearm.
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  • Illinois                                             November  2004
    Police arrested a subject for domestic disturbance after he threatened to attack a lady with a knife and brass knuckles.  The subject was cuffed with his hands behind his back and seated in the back seat of a squad car with the doors locked.  While two police officers were inside a house talking with the lady; the subject he managed to free his hands, climbed through an opening in the plastic window between the front and back seats, and exited through a front door.  The subject fled on foot but was captured again about an hour later.     
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  • Maine                                              November  2004
    Officers responded to a car accident which the driver fled the scene.  A passenger in the car was placed in the back of a police cruiser for questioning.  The subject kicked out the rear driver's side window and was arrested.
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  • Hawaii                                             November  2004
    A subject was arrested for a parole revocation warrant.  The subject was handcuffed and being transported to jail when he climbed out of a police car window and fled on foot.

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  • Arkansas                                          November  2004
    Police stopped a vehicle with three people inside. While officers were talking to the other passengers, the driver fled into a wooded area.  
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  • Oklahoma                                        November  2004
    Troopers stopped a vehicle and had a subject standing in the ditch during a search for illegal drugs in the vehicle.  While the Troopers were searching, the subject fled on foot into a wooded area and not captured.   
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  • New York                                         November  2004
    Three officers were transporting a teen female subject with her hands handcuffed behind her back.  Two officers went to pick up another suspect, leaving the teen female subject with a sergeant in the transport vehicle.  The teen slipped the handcuff off her left hand, then slipped her cuffed right hand into the open cuff and hit the sergeant in the face then fled on foot.  The sergeant was treated and released.   
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  • Illinois                                            November  2004
    Officers responded to a business about an unruly patron refusing to leave. Officers arrested the subject after he attempted to strike another patron.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a police car where he attempted to kick out the back window of the police car. 
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  • Oklahoma                                        November  2004
    Officers arrested a subject after he fled in a vehicle then ran on foot.  The subject was running because of illegal drugs.  A Trooper made contact and arrested the subject.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and put into the front seat of the patrol unit, when the subject kicked out the windshield and radio equipment.  A police car with a cage was called and the subject was placed in the back seat of the caged unit with the subject banging his head into the plastic cage window and breaking it.  During transport, the subject attempted to slip his handcuffs under himself and after securing the subject again, another officer rode in the back seat with the subject onto jail. 
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  • Nebraska                                         November  2004
    A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for running a red light, but the subject attempted to flee officers but deputies boxed the subject in.  The subject was cuffed by the ankles and wrists in the back of a patrol car en route to jail when he managed to get his seatbelt off then laid down in the backseat and kicked out the rear window.   The subject then attempted to crawl out of the moving patrol car, but captured again.
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  • Connecticut                                     November  2004
    Officers arrested a subject who was involved in a motor vehicle crash then left the scene.  The intoxicated subject was located and arrested.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back of a police cruiser.  When the cruiser was arriving the police station, the subject kicked out the cruiser’s rear window and spit at an officer.   
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  • Illinois                                            November  2004
    Officers arrested a man for stealing a vehicle and the stereo system from that vehicle.  While being transported to jail, the subject kicked the rear passenger window from two different squad cars and threw himself from one of the moving cars in an attempt to escape police.  The man was handcuffed and strapped into the squad cars with a seatbelt restraint system when he kicked out the squad windows and attempted to escape.  He was transported by ambulance and hospitalized.
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  • Oklahoma                                        October  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for DUI.  The subject was handcuffed behind her back and placed in the front seat of the patrol unit with a seatbelt applied.  Officers from another department arrived and were watching the subject while the arresting officer did a vehicle inventory.  During the inventory, the officers watching the prisoners told the arresting officer that the prisoner was about to steal his patrol car.  The officer got to the subject before she could get away.
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  • Texas                                              October  2004
    Officers arrested a lady for stealing jewelry from a law firm's vault where she worked.  While being transported to jail the lady asked officers to take her out and shoot her, then kicked out a police car window.   
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  • Hawaii                                             October  2004
    A subject was being transported to court to appear on warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear.  During transport, the subject was somehow able to ran away from officers. 

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  • Alabama                                         October  2004
    A subject was taken into custody by a deputy and the subject became unruly.  The subject kicked the glass out of the patrol car and was able to obtain a taser gun and repeatedly shocked the deputy.  As assistance arrived, an investigator with the sheriff's office shot and killed the subject. 

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  • Alabama                                         October  2004
    Police stopped a vehicle for speeding and during a search found 17.5 pounds of pot hidden under blankets.  While the suspect was detained in the back of a squad car, he reached through an open window, unlatched the door and fled on foot. 

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  • Washington                                     October  2004
    A prisoner bashed in the window of a squad car parked in the parking lot, somehow got the car started, and took off.  The prisoner made it to a remote lake area where he left the car and took off on foot.  The prisoner took the rifle from the squad car, and broke into a nearby house, threatening the elderly couple inside.  A neighbor confronted the suspect, and the prisoner shot at the man wounding him, but not seriously.  The suspect kept running, but was caught a short time later.
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  • New York                                         October  2004
    Police arrested a subject who caused a drunken-driving car accident that killed another man.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a police car when the subject tried to kick the rear window out of a police cruiser, causing more than $250 worth of damage.
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  • Virginia                                           October  2004
    Officers made contact with a subject who was disorderly and arrested the subject for public intoxication.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and put in the back seat of a police car where the subject kicked out a window.

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  • North Carolina                                 October  2004
    A man was arrested for outstanding warrants.  The man was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a police car which had a locked prisoner partition in it.  The prisoners worked his handcuffs from behind his back, climbed through a partition in the cruiser and sped away, hitting things and damaging the police car.  The man lost control of the police car and slid into a parking lot slamming into a 1986 Ford F-150, sending the truck onto its side.  A lady and her  great-granddaughter were in the parking lot approximately 10 feet away from the crash.  The truck that was damaged was uninsured and had about 117,000 miles on it.  The owner of the truck doesn't think he'll ever find another truck like it and plans on filing a lawsuit against the city for allowing the prisoner to steal the patrol car and hit his truck.  The prisoner suffered minor injuries while the police car sustained extensive front-end damage, and the pickup truck was a total loss.

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  • Tennessee                                       October  2004
    Officers arrested 3 subjects for drug charges.  The subjects were handcuffed and placed in a police car for transport.  While transporting the subjects to jail, the officer drove up on a motor vehicle crash with an injured person partly ejected and yelling for help.  The officer called for assistance and went to help the injured person.  While the officer was helping with the crash, one of the arrested subjects started kicking the window of the police car.  The officer tried to radio for help again, but one of the subjects jumped out of the police car and ran away still handcuffed.
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  • Mississippi                                       October  2004
    A prisoner being transported by a private prisoner transport company escaped.  The prisoner escape on a college campus in early morning hours and was not found.  The prisoner was in custody for charges of sexual conduct with a minor and being transported to another jail when he was able to escape and flee on foot.

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  • Tennessee                                       October  2004
    An accused rapist and armed robber was being transported to a maximum security jail, when the subject kicked open the doors of the transport van and fled on foot while being handcuffed.  After a manhunt, the subject was captured again.
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  • Oregon                                            October  2004
    Police arrested a man on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment violations.  When a deputy arrived, he observed broken glass and evidence of a physical altercation between the intoxicated man and a woman in the living room. The man was uncooperative and, while in the patrol vehicle, kicked and damaged a rear door. While being transported to the jail, the man banged his head against the plexiglass screen, cutting his forehead.    
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  • California                                        October  2004
    A female was arrested for public intoxication and possession of methamphetamine and heroin.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where she became violent and kicked out a patrol car window while being transported to jail.
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  • Pennsylvania                                   October  2004
    Officers stopped a man on traffic violations and a struggle ensued.  A loaded semiautomatic pistol dropped from the subject's pants during the fight.  The subject punched, kicked, and clawed the officers in an effort to retrieve the weapon, but was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject continued to resist and kicked out the window of the patrol car and bent the doorframe of a police car.  Police recovered the gun with 15 rounds of ammunition and an obliterated serial number. Also found was 15 grams of crack cocaine.
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  • Indiana                                            October  2004
    A subject assaulted his estranged wife and was caught.  Officers handcuffed the subject behind his back and placed him in the back seat of a police car.  When the officer went to check on the victim, the subject  was able to escape through a back window of the car and ran away.  After a 12 hours manhunt, the subject was captured again.
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  • Oklahoma                                        October  2004
    A lady was detained during a vehicle search, when she exited the patrol car and attempted to flee from the traffic stop after several plastic baggies of illegal drugs were found in her vehicle.  
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  • New York                                         October  2004
    Workers were transporting a juvenile male rape subject in the back seat wearing leg shackles and not handcuffed.  The juvenile was able to reach through an open window and open the car door, then fled on foot into a wooded area.
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  • Ohio                                                 October  2004
    During a traffic stop, a man gave a Trooper a false name and information.  The man had two outstanding warrants and was found to have marijuana and crack pipe in his possession.  The man was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back of the patrol car.  As the Trooper finished the traffic contact, the man was able to get out of the patrol car and flee on foot.
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  • Oklahoma                                        October  2004
    Police arrested a lady and placed her handcuffed in the back seat of a caged police car.  While the officer was gathering information, the subject was able to kick out and damaged a back door and window frame of the police car.

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  • Maine                                              October  2004
    Campus security and a police officer arrested an intoxicated man who was fighting.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit.  The man was able to kick out a portion of the right rear window frame of the cruiser. 
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  • Oregon                                            October  2004
    County drug agents handcuffed a man following a raid on a marijuana garden.  The man escaped before agents placed the man into a patrol vehicle when a deputy walked about 10 yards away from him to attend to another issue.    
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  • Pennsylvania                                  October  2004
    A Constable was transporting a prisoner for court.  During the 30-mile trip, the prisoner managed to use a twisted paper clip to pick four different locks on his handcuffs and leg shackles before bailing out the rear door and escaping into a wooded area.  The prisoner was caught a few days later.  

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  • Michigan                                          October  2004
    Police stopped a car for erratic driving.  The subject was swearing profusely and did not have any identification with him or paperwork for the car.  Dispatch was unable to locate any record on the name given by the subject, so the subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer was searching the subject's car, the subject escaped from the back seat of the patrol car and not located by the officer. 

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  • Missouri                                           October  2004
    Police arrested a subject for an outstanding warrant.  The subject complained of stomach pain, and was taken to a hospital but diagnosed as having kidney stones.  As an officer was taking him to the jail to be held, the subject jumped from the car as it slowed near an intersection.  The officer chased the subject on foot, and a manhunt was started, which included a police dog and helicopter.  The subject was caught about an hour later. 

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  • Michigan                                          October  2004
    A subject was arrested after he refused to answer questions about a possible retail fraud.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the police car.  The subject tried twice to kick out the windows of a police cruiser and twice slipped his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front while swearing and boasting he is the Gingerbread Man. 

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  • Canada                                            October  2004
    Montreal police are looking for a man who led them on a chase early Wednesday morning after he drove off in a stolen police car.  Police arrived at a residence on Gordon St. in Verdun after receiving complaints of a man yelling threats outside the premises. They tried to arrest the man, but he resisted and fled in a patrol car.  In the ensuing chase, the man stole a Verdun public works vehicle which he ultimately crashed into a pole in an alley near the intersection of 5th Ave. and Champlain Blvd.  Despite the crash, the suspect managed to escape on foot. Police are attempting to find him, but have no description of the man.

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  • Oklahoma                                        October  2004
    Police arrested a man and placed him handcuffed in the back seat of the caged police car.  While the officers were gathering information, the subject was able to kick and damaged a back door and window of the police car.

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  • Ohio                                                 October  2004
    A man along with four females were arrested after the man allowed known prostitutes to gather there to smoke crack cocaine in the presence of his 13-year-old daughter.  After one of the females had been placed under arrest, was able to maneuver her way out of her handcuffs and slipped out the rear door of the house, but was captured.
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  • Arkansas                                          October  2004
    A large fight started at a nightclub during a motorcycle rally.  Officers arrested four people for disorderly conduct.  One person damaged a police car window by kicking it from the back seat after the arrest.

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  • Texas                                               October  2004
    Officers responded to a domestic disturbance with a weapon.  Officers arrested a lady who was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a caged police car, but the lady somehow was able to escape from the police car and eluded police for 30 minutes.  
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  • Tennessee                                       October  2004
    An Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and learned through a license plate computer check that the car was stolen.  The subject jumped out of the car and fled into a wooded area leaving his wallet and driver's license in the stolen car.  Officers learned the subject was wanted in Kentucky on weapons and drug charges and was considered armed and dangerous.  The subject then stolen a pickup truck with a handgun inside it.  Police later found the truck abandoned but the handgun was gone.  Detectives found and arrested the subject who was in a taxi cab.  The subject was handcuffed with his hands behind his back and he was placed into the rear seat of the detectives' vehicle, which did not have a screen between the front and rear seats. The detectives then called for a patrol car to take him to jail, and went to search for the gun.  The subject somehow  got his hands in front of him, climbed over the front seat, and shifted the car into gear.  The detectives yelled for the subject to stop and pulled out their guns, but the subject sped faster towards the detectives when they opened fire.  The shots punctured two tires and pierced the windshield and the passenger side of the car.  One bullet hit the subject in the back of the head, below his right ear, while a second hit him in the right thigh.  The subject continued to flee in the detectives unit and crossed the county line where the subject stopped and surrendered.

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  • Florida                                            October  2004
    Two bondsmen handcuffed a subject behind his back that had come to their bonding company.  They told the subject the bond was going to be rescinded and they were going to take the subject to jail.  The subject was placed in the back of a van with the engine running while they locked the door of the bonding company.  The subject was able to get his handcuffs to the front of his body, get into the driver's seat, and drove off.  The subject reportedly swerved towards one of the bondsmen and shots were fired at the van, hitting the passenger side of the front windshield.  The two bondsmen followed in another car and called 911.  Authorities found the van abandoned and Deputies used a helicopter to find the subject on a rooftop where he was arrested again without incident.
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  • Oklahoma                                       October  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for impersonating a police officer.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit for transport to jail.  When the officer pulled up to the station, the suspect kicked open the door of the police car and fled on foot into a neighborhood across the street from the police station.  Police tracked the subject down and re-arrested the subject.
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  • Arizona                                           October  2004
    Officers arrested a man for trespassing and public drunk.  The subject was combative and resisted arrest.  The subject was tased a twice during the time the officers were attempting to get control of the subject.  The officers finally were able to get the subject handcuffed with his hands behind his back.  The subject was placed into the patrol car where he tried to kick the window out of the patrol car.
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  • New Jersey                                     October  2004
    Officers arrested a woman for outstanding warrants.  The officers handcuffed the woman behind her back and were attempting to escort her to the patrol unit, but the woman resisted and bit one of the officers.  The woman remained combative and pepper spray was used to overcome her resistance.  After being placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle, the woman was calm for a few seconds before kicking at a window, forcing officers to use pepper spray again to subdue her.
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  • New Mexico                                    October  2004
    A prisoner that was being held for murder, escaped during a transfer to another detention center.  The prisoner had smuggled a large handcuff key on the bus, unlocked his shackles and ran out an open gate as another transfer van entered the area.  Officers were able to capture the prisoner just a few minutes later.
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  • Pennsylvania                                  October  2004
    School officials asked police to escort two teenagers from a football game for smoking. The boys resisted and assaulted officers, so police arrested them.  While police were trying to leave with the boys in a police cruiser, a group formed. The group included the father of one of the boys, who managed to reach inside the cruiser and open the back door so the boys could get out. One 14-year-old ran away in handcuffs, but police prevented the other 16-year-old boy from escaping.  Officers then arrested the father of the 16-year-old initially arrested.  Twice more before police could get to the police station, crowds of at least 30 people blocked the street and tried to free the people in the police cars. Another teen was arrested for trying to interfere.  The 14 year old turned himself in later that evening.

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  • New Zealand                                   October  2004
    Police arrested a subject and placed him in the back seat of a police car.  The subject was able to escape from the back seat of the police car and ran across the road, but was struck by a truck and killed.
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  • Oklahoma                                        September  2004
    A Trooper arrested a lady for driving under the influence and drug charges.  She was handcuffed behind her back and was being transported to jail, when she was able to removed her seatbelt and was going to open the patrol car door in an attempt to jump from the patrol car while in motion.  The Trooper was able to secure the lady and continued the transport. 
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  • Nevada                                            September  2004
    Troopers arrested a lady for drunken driving.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the patrol car where she became verbally abusive, combative, and kicked out the rear window of the patrol car.

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  • Ohio                                                 September  2004
    Police arrested a man for burglary and vandalism.  During the transport to jail; the subject kicked out the window of a patrol car.

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  • Montana                                           September  2004
    Deputies arrested a lady for drunken driving.  The lady fought with officer and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where she shattered a window of the car by kicking the glass.

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  • Minnesota                                       September  2004
    Police were checking a report of an assault but no one would answer the door.  Officers entered the residence with a  search warrant and found seven men - including the two alleged assailants - and one woman.  Officers handcuffed the two alleged assailants and put them in the back seat of a police car. Others also were handcuffed and placed in other law enforcement vehicles. While the house was being searched, one of the two alleged assailants slipped out of his handcuffs, jumped into the front seat of the police cruiser and sped away, with the other man still in the back seat.  More than a dozen officers from several agencies and a helicopter searched the area.  The men were captured and the   stolen police car was recovered with some damage.

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  • Kentucky                                         September  2004
    Police arrested the man and two others in a drug bust.  Undercover detectives had made arrangements to buy drugs from the men.  In a room at the hotel the officers arrested the men but one man was able to break free and ran out of the hotel.  Officers ran after the man who had not been handcuffed, but the man ran into traffic.  He was struck and killed by a car.
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  • Tennessee                                       September  2004
    Officers arrested a man after a traffic stop which turned into a drug bust.  While the officers were investigating, the suspect managed to escape from the patrol car and police think the man received help to escape.  Officers are unsure how the man escape, but he was caught and arrested again later.
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  • New Jersey                                      September  2004
    Officers arrested three men after reported possible drug activity.  While handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol unit, one of the men kicked out a patrol car window. 
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  • Maryland                                         September  2004
    Officers arrested a woman for assault, attempt to elude police, and escape.  Officers found a party with minor and alcohol  present.  Officers asked identification, but the woman refused to give any, slapped the officer's flashlight away, and later tried to get away from the officers.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car.  The woman was able to unlatched her seat belt and tried to escape. 

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  • Mississippi                                       September  2004
    A deputy arrested a subject for driving under the influence and placed him handcuffed behind his back in the back seat of a caged patrol unit.  While the deputy was getting information, the subject was able to slip his handcuffs to the front of his body and squeeze into the front seat after removing a panel from between the seats and sped off.  The patrol car was discovered abandoned on a county road several miles away and the subject turned himself in later still wearing handcuffs.

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  • California                                        September  2004
    Deputies arrested five people at an apartment, including a man who attempted to escape by kicking out a rear window of a patrol car.  The man was found in a bedroom with an AK-47 style assault rifle. The gun was loaded with a round in the chamber.

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  • Florida                                            September  2004
    Officers arrested a subject following a domestic dispute.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, but police left the window partly open so they could communicate with him. When the officer was getting more information, the subject was able to get his hands in front of him, reach through the open window, open the door to the cruiser, and fled on foot.  Officers chased down the subject on foot a few blocks from the scene and arrested him again.
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  • Virginia                                           September  2004
    Two juveniles were being transported by a deputy handcuffed and shackled to the back seat of a patrol car.  During the transport, the deputy had opened the window that separates prisoners from officers to answer a question from one of the juveniles.  At some point of the transport, one of the juveniles was able to free himself from a handcuff and shackle.  When the deputy stopped at an intersection; one of the juveniles reached through the opening and grabbed for the deputy's handgun and a struggle ensued.  Two men in a car behind the deputy, helped the deputy control the gun and restrain the juvenile again. The deputy was slightly injured.

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  • California                                        September  2004
    A Trooper arrested a subject who had been driving a stolen vehicle.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the patrol unit while the Trooper obtained information.  The subject was able to get his hands in front of his body and into the driver seat of the patrol unit before the Trooper saw the subject.  The subject and Trooper fought, with the subject grabbing the Trooper's pistol and at least one round was discharged through the patrol unit's driver side door.  The subject was subdued by the Trooper and motorists who stopped to assist.  The subject and Trooper suffered minor injuries and the patrol was damaged.

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  • Wisconsin                                        September  2004
    Deputies arrested a lady who was involved a domestic violence incident.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  During transport the lady started kicking the rear window of the patrol car causing damage. 

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  • West Virginia                                   September  2004
    A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle which failed to stop
    at a stop sign and the vehicle was found to have been stolen.  The subject stopped and after the deputy noticed the smell of marihuana.  The subject jumped back into his vehicle and sped away.  After a pursuit the driver exited the car and ran into nearby woods, but was captured after a struggle which involved pepper spray and taken into custody.  The subject was placed handcuffed in the back seat of a caged police unit.  The subject complained of discomfort from the pepper spray and a deputy lowered a shield separating the front and back seats to provide him more air, as well as providing water.  The deputy returned to the woods to search for a missing item and upon returning to the patrol unit, discovered that the subject had climbed over the seat and escaped by stealing the patrol unit.  The subject was later captured again and the patrol unit recovered with slight damage.  
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  • Mississippi                                       September  2004
    A subject that was arrested for attempting to elude and shooting at a Trooper.  Troopers found a handgun, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and marijuana plus that the subject was wanted for questioning in a homicide.  While in the transport vehicle, the subject was able to get his handcuffed hands in front of his body and into the driver seat of the vehicle before being stopped.  

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  • Alabama                                         September  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for drunken driving.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a cage police car.  While the officers went to inventory the subject's vehicle, the subject was able to get the handcuffs in front of his body, squeezed past the screen between the seats, and drove off with the police car.  The police car was found abandoned. 

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  • North Carolina                                 September  2004
    Police were transporting a handcuffed suspect who shot a person and abducted his wife.  While one officer drove and another officer rode in the back seat with the suspect, the subject managed to break out a side window while the patrol car was traveling on the interstate and lunging out the window.  He was injured during the escape attempt and taken to a hospital for treatment.
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  • Georgia                                           September  2004
    Police arrested a man for forgery and placed him handcuffed into the back seat of a caged police car.  While the officer was obtaining information, the man maneuvered his hands to the front side of his body, was able to open the sliding-glass partition on the cage, slip into the front seat of the patrol car, and sped away.  During the chase one officer was injured and the patrol unit was crashed.

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  • Texas                                              September  2004
    An officer is being investigated after a subject was arrested and placed handcuffed in the back seat of a caged police car.  While transporting the subject to jail, the subject stated the officer slammed on the brakes when another vehicle pulled in front the police car and the subject was thrown against the partition between the front and back seats because the officer did not fasten the subject's seatbelt.  The subject further stated the officer looked at him in the rearview mirror and smiled then repeated the action at least seven more times during the transport.  The officer stated the injuries were self-inflicted by the subject which was intoxicated and throwing himself at the divider during transport.

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  • Pennsylvania                                  September  2004
    The Sheriff's Department arrested a man for second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, which resulted in an investigation into a domestic between the man and his sister.  While being detained in the patrol vehicle, he kicked out the rear window and damaged the door.

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  • Michigan                                          September  2004
    Police arrested a man after he killed the woman he loved of three years by hitting her in the back of the head with a hammer.  The man called a friend and then police to tell them what he did.  At some point the man attempted to kill himself by putting a small appliance in a bathtub filled with water, but the low current did little.  Police arrested the man and put him handcuffed in the back seat of a police car.  The man kicked out the police car window before getting to the police station. 
     
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  • Alaska                                           September  2004
    A dispute over one man using another's name during a drunken driving arrest led to two men being arrested.  While handcuffed in the backseat of the police car, one of the men kicked out the window of the police car. 
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  • Maine                                            September  2004
    An inmate was being transported from the jail to the hospital which is about one mile away.  The inmate kicked a window out of the transport vehicle, then jumped out while it was still traveling at a considerable speed.  The inmate was seriously injured. 
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  • Ohio                                               September  2004
    Two inmates' were being transported from jail to a detention facility when they slipped out of their handcuffs and bolted from the van.  Both women were captured a short time later.

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  • Illinois                                            September  2004
    while he was at the hospital, but when the officer opened the rear door of her squad car the suspect had the handcuffs in front of his body, and jumped out of the car and fled on foot.
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  • Pennsylvania                                  September  2004
    Police arrested an intoxicated subject who was very loud and threatening police.  When the officers were unsuccessful at calming him down, the subject was handcuffed and taken into custody being placed in a police car.  The subject rolled onto his back and used both feet to kick out a window. 
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  • Montana                                          September  2004
    Guards were transporting six inmates stopped at a fast food establishment where one of the guards went inside.  Four inmates escaped from the transport van by breaking the windows out.  Two inmates were captured quickly, but the other two inmates (convicted murderers) attempted to steal a car while still wearing chains and handcuffs.  They were eventually captured again several hours later.
     
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  • Pennsylvania                                  September  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for drug possession.  While being transported in the patrol car, the subject kicked the side window out of the patrol unit.  The subject then climbed out the broken windows and attempted to escape. 

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  • Alabama                                         August  2004
    Police arrested a suspect after a high speed car chase which caused damage to three cars in process and even driving through Mayor's front lawn.  The suspect finally abandoned the truck and tried to run from police on foot, but was apprehend by a civilian and police.  The suspect was placed into the back seat of a patrol car where he kicked out the back window of the car and caused damage to one of the doors. 

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  • South Dakota                                  August  2004
    Police arrested a woman wanted for a failure to appear warrant for disorderly conduct.  When officers arrived, the woman gave a false name and when she was being arrested; the woman spit on officers.  The woman was placed in the patrol car and kicked a window out of the unit.  

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  • Florida                                            August  2004
    Police arrested an armed robbery suspect who car jacked a person.  The suspect was taken into custody, handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the back seat, the suspect kicked out a window of the police car.

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  • Arizona                                           August  2004
    A lady was arrested for drunk driving.  The deputy handcuffed her and put her in the back seat of his vehicle while he finished writing his report outside the vehicle.  The lady somehow got into the front seat and sped off in the police car.  Police chased the stolen police car until the lady crash the car and was arrested again. 

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  • Kentucky                                         August  2004
    A man out on bond for counterfeiting charges was arrested again for additional charges of counterfeiting.  The man was handcuffed in his living room while Secret Service agents looked for evidence, but then slipped the handcuffs and escaped through the front door. When a deputy attempted to stop him, the man shoved the officer, nearly knocking him down, and was taken back into custody soon after.   

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  • Michigan                                         August  2004
    A man was arrested on drug charges and placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officers were searching the man's vehicle, the man was able to get the handcuffs in front of his body, jump into the driver seat, and speed off the wrong way on a one way street.  The officers found the man hiding in a residence and arrested the man again. 
     
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  • Kansas                                            August  2004
    Officers arrested a 17 year old subject who was intoxicated and fighting with other family members.  The subject was placed handcuffed and seatbelted in the back seat of a police unit.  The subject was able to unfasten his seatbelt and kick out the side window, causing about $500 in damage plus injuring one officer and the subject. 

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  • Ohio                                                August  2004
    A deputy was transporting two prisoners from their dentist appointments back to jail when the prisoners attempted to take the deputy's gun, and then tried to choke the deputy with their security waist chain.  A citizen assisted the deputy.

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  • Pennsylvania                                  August  2004
    Officers stopped a subject for traffic violations and found a rifle in the subject's vehicle.  The subject was placed in the back seat of a police car while the officers search the subject's vehicle.  The subject jumped into the driver's seat of the police car, started the car, and pulled away.  One of the officers managed to get partly into the police car and struggled with the subject as he drove off, eventually shifting the car into park, and pulling the keys from the ignition. 

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  • Florida                                          August  2004
    Officers discovered a man gave police a false name, they handcuffed him and put him in the back of the patrol car.  The man managed to slip out of the handcuffs and crawl through the caged window portion of the cruiser to the front seat, then drove away with the overhead lights still activated.

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  • Louisiana                                      August  2004
    A Trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The Trooper called for backup, and found 77 pound of marihuana in the vehicle's interior when one of the men jumped into the driver's seat, cranked the engine and started driving away.  One Trooper  jumped into the passenger seat as the car lurched forward, while another Trooper tried to restrain the driver through the driver's side window.  The 2nd Trooper was thrown free of the car when the driver accelerated and after heading towards oncoming interstate traffic and repeated commands to stop, the first Trooper shot and killed the suspect.  
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  • Connecticut                                     August  2004
    Police stopped a vehicle for traffic violations and placed both people from the vehicle in the back of the police cruiser. The female claimed that she had insurance, but she did not know where her card was.  When she discovered she would be charged for failure to have insurance, she allegedly became enraged and started to bang on the divider window of the prisoner partition and kicking the back door window.  The officer opened the door to the cruiser and tried to handcuff her, but she refused to comply and kicked the officer.  
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  • California                                        August  2004
    A deputy arrested a man for outstanding warrants and placed him in the back seat of the patrol car.  During the stop the prisoner somehow freed himself and began fighting with the deputy and managed to get free and flee on foot. 

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  • New Jersey                                    August  2004
    Police arrested a man after a domestic dispute.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police vehicle, but managed to open the door and flee.    
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  • California                                        August  2004
    A murder suspect was taken into custody.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit for transport.  While transporting, the man kicked out the back window of the patrol car and escaped.  The suspect was captured later. 

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  • Pennsylvania                                  August  2004
    Police arrested a woman on forgery and theft charges.  She was treated at the hospital for a possible drug overdose and was being transported to jail handcuffed when she was able to get the back door of the police car open and escape on foot.  The woman tripped over a guide rail and fell about 15 feet down a slope with minor injuries. 

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  • West Virginia                                  August  2004
    A deputy arrested a teen and placed him handcuffed behind back into a police cruiser.  The teen somehow was able to get free and got into the driver seat of the police car.  The teen crashed after driving off a 30-foot cliff while trying to escape.

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  • Georgia                                           August  2004
    Police found a man passed out at the steering wheel of his running vehicle.  The man was arrested and placed in the back seat of the patrol vehicl
    e.  While being transported to jail, the man began banging his head against the plastic partition that separates the back seat from the front seat.  According to a police report, the man suffered cuts to his forehead.
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  • Alabama                                         August  2004
    Officers were checking on the welfare of a minor child and discovered drugs.  A man was arrested and placed, handcuffed behind his back, in the backseat of a patrol car.  When an officer noticed the man had slipped the handcuffs from his back to his front, the man was removed from the police car and placed in more restrictive restraints and put back into the police car.  The man then kicked the back window out of the police car. 

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  • South Carolina                               August  2004
    Deputies arrested a man for a shooting.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  While the deputies were searching a bag the subject had, the subject was able to slip a hand out of the handcuffs and grab a gun hidden on his leg then threatened to kill himself.  The subject later fell asleep and arrested again without incident.
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  • Missouri                                          August  2004
    An officer handcuffed a man behind his back when the man was not being truthful then placed the man in the back seat of the police car.  While the officer was standing near the vehicle, the man slipped the cuffs to the front, jumped into the front seat, and drove off.  The man crashed the police car into another vehicle which injured the other motorist, then fled on foot. 

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  • Connecticut                                     August  2004
    Police arrested a man after he hit a woman with a baseball bat.  The man was placed handcuffed into the back seat of a new police car.  While the transporting officer turned to speak to the arresting officer, the suspect squeezed through the plastic partition that divided the back seat from the front seat.  The transport officer grabbed the man but the man sped off in the police car dragging the officer.  The officer suffered a broken leg, the man crashed the police car, and was captured.  
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  • Nebraska                                         August  2004
    A Trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding and arrest the driver who was on parole in California.  The trooper called for backup to help place the four occupants of the vehicle into custody.  During a search of the vehicle, the Trooper and other officers found 30 pounds of marijuana.  While officers were searching the vehicle, the suspects were able to get the patrol car door open and fled on foot.
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  • Ohio                                                August  2004
    A man was arrested on drug charges.  The man was of burglary and theft.  The suspect was sitting in the back seat of a police cruiser when he was able to open the door and fled on foot.

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  • Utah                                                August  2004
    During a traffic stop a man started acting strangely and grabbed for a large knife.  Officers handcuffed the man and placed him in the police car.  While the officers were inventorying the man's vehicle, the man was able to escape and flee on foot.  The man was caught about 2 hours later.  
     
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  • Oklahoma                                       August  2004
    Deputies were taking a female subject's teenage daughter into protective custody when the subject refused to cooperate and told her daughter to run.  The subject became combative and began ripping the uniforms of two deputies.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a caged patrol car.  The subject was able to slip a hand out of the handcuffs and opened a window. She got in the front seat of the patrol car and attempted to drive away when a deputy tried to grab the keys out of the ignition.  The subject rolled up the window, trapping the officer's arm briefly, and drove about -mile before abandoning the car on a dead-end road. She escaped into a heavily wooded area.
     
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  • California                                        August  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for firearm and vandalism charges.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit.  The subject was able to kick the door window out of a patrol car and then attempted to escape, but was captured.

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  • Colorado                                         August  2004
    A federal inmate being transported by a private transport company was able to open the door of the transport vehicle and escape on foot when the vehicle stopped at an intersection.
     
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  • Pennsylvania                                  August  2004
    A suspect was arrested on charges of
    burglary and theft.  While the suspect was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, he managed to slip his arms through the security cage, grab the officer’s keys from the front of the car, and unlock his cuffs.  The suspect then fled into woods on foot and was captured about 3 hours later.
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  • Colorado                                         August  2004
    A federal inmate was taken to a hospital for treatment.  The prisoner claimed he is injured and was able to slip out of the nylon leg restraints, unlock a side door of the transport van, open the door, and flee on foot.
     
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  • New Mexico                                    July  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for a domestic violence dispute.  Officers handcuffed the subject and placed him in the back seat of a patrol car.  While the officer were gathering information, the subject was able to escape and fled on foot. 

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  • Oklahoma                                       July  2004
    A 17 year old was arrested for drug charges.  The subject was handcuffed and somehow manage to escape and attempt to flee, but was recaptured. 

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  • California                                        July  2004
    A lady was arrested for assault and battery of her roommate.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  The woman then started banging her head on the back seat of the patrol vehicle, cutting her face. She was taken to the hospital for treatment prior to booking. 

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  • North Carolina                                July  2004
    Police arrested a subject for multiple drug and weapons violations.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject kicked and damaged one patrol car's rear window and door. 

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  • Canada                                           July  2004
    Officers responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver and arrested a man and placed him in the back seat of the police car, at which time the suspect became violent and abusive to the police officer. On the way back to the detachment, the man kicked out both back windows, as well as damaging the frames of both rear doors.
    A few days later, officers followed up on a complaint of a man lying on the front lawn of a residence.  Police arrested the man for intoxication.  The officer attempted to take the suspect to a residence but the suspect was unable to find the right house.  As the officer was pulling away from a residence, the suspect kicked out the rear window of the police vehicle.

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  • New York                                        July  2004
    Officers arrested a teen who was in a group of other teens who threatened an elderly man with a knife and threw rocks at him.  The teen was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The teen kicked out a window and broken glass which injured an officer

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  • North Carolina                                July  2004
    A deputy responded to a call of a man behaving strangely.   When the deputy arrived, the man got inside the deputy’s cruiser and said, "Someone is trying to kill me".  Some paperwork fell out of the car when the man opened the door. When deputy got out of the car to retrieve the papers, the man moved to the driver’s seat and drove off with the car.  The man drove around the block before stopping and eventually getting out of the car.  The man was taken into custody. 

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  • New Mexico                                   July  2004
    Officers arrested a man after a domestic violence dispute.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer was obtaining information, the man was able to escape the rear of the police car and flee on foot.
     
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  • South Carolina                               July  2004
    Deputies arrested a man for a rash of robberies.  The suspect was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser.  The suspect was able to slip under the driver's wheel of the police cruiser while handcuffed and was able to drive off.  The suspect abandoned the police cruiser and fled on foot into a wooded area where he was captured later.
     
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  • Florida                                           July  2004
    A woman was arrested after robbing a man; handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car with a transport partition.  While in the patrol car, the woman was able to get one hand out of the handcuffs, and she clawed her way out through a window, and out of the patrol car.  The officer chased her on foot and caught her but the woman began kicking the deputy and was started to flee on foot again when the deputy stopped the woman with a Taser.
     
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  • Georgia                                         July  2004
    A lady was arrested for trying to buy a high-end television with a phony check.  The lady was arrested with her hands cuffed behind her back and placed in the back seat of the police car.  While being transported to jail, the lady was able to slip out of her handcuffs, grab the bogus check and eat it.
      
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  • California                                      July  2004
    An officer detained a man who was "acting bizarre".  During the contact, the man attempted to get the shotgun mounted in the patrol unit and then attempted to steal the patrol unit.  The officer and man fought for a period of time before the officer shot the man.
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  • Pennsylvania                                July  2004
    A prisoner being transported from one jail to another, somehow escape from the transport vehicle.  The subject escaped from the back seat of the transport vehicle at a rest stop on foot into a wooded area.
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  • Alabama                                       July  2004
    Officers arrested a subject of manufacturing crystal methamphetamine.  The subject was handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser.  He pulled himself out a backseat side window and attempted to escape, but captured.  
     
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  • Virginia                                         July  2004
    A man picked up on drug charges, handcuffed and put in the back of a police cruiser squeezed through a 16-inch window to the front seat and drove off.  The officer walked around the back of the car, stopped at the trunk.  The man abandoned the police car and fled on foot.  
     
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  • Kansas                                          July  2004
    An officer approached a vehicle which may have been in a crash.  When a woman and two men led the officer on a short chase, but were quickly caught.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle.  When officers weren't looking, the woman kicked a window out, crawled out, and escaped on foot.  Police located her six hours later. 
     
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  • Colorado                                       July  2004
    Officers arrested a man for a parole violation of a robbery charge.  The man was handcuffed sitting in the back of the patrol car when he removed the seatbelt, kicked out the window of the police car, slipped his handcuffed arms in front of him and ran off.   
     
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  • Oklahoma                                     July  2004
    A lady was detained by officers after being caught with 2 escapees.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The woman kicked at the back windows, but did not break them.
      
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  • Iowa                                              July  2004
    A suspect arrested on drug charges escaped from a police car.  The suspect was handcuffed in the back seat of the police car which was locked from the inside.  The suspect was able to somehow get out of the police car and fled on foot without being seen.  The suspect turned himself in a few days later. 
     
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  • Oregon                                          July  2004
    Three handcuffed teenagers escaped from a transport van which was en-route to a detention center.  The van stopped in traffic and one teen was able to open the van door and all the fled on foot.  The teens stole a car, but were caught after a short car chase.
      
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  • Tennessee                                     July  2004
    Officers arrested an intoxicated driver and a passenger for drug possession.  While the officer was transporting the prisoners, one of the subjects started head-butting the back window, breaking it.  The other subject began kicking the windows of another patrol car while being transported.

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  • Michigan                                       July  2004
    A man who was standing on a front porch wielding a chain saw was arrested.  After being handcuffed, the man became combative and ran from deputies. The deputies again apprehended him, he slipped his handcuffed arms from behind his back to his front and threatened to harm a deputy. The man was subdued with a Taser, handcuffed again and placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle. Shortly after being put in the vehicle, the man kicked out a rear door window.

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  • Ohio                                              July  2004
    Eight prisoners were schedule for court and one prisoner was to meet with a public defenders.  The eight prisoner was taken into court and the other prisoner hid in the van and fled after the prisoners and guards were in the building. Officers noticed a prisoner was missing during a head count. The escapee was found hiding a in residence the next day.

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  • Utah                                              July  2004
    An police officer pulled a woman over, suspecting her car was stolen.  The suspect gave the officer false information and was arrested.  The woman slipped out of the handcuffs, jumped in the car and took off, dragging the officer several feet.  Police chased the woman for a few blocks until she ran a red light and crashed into a white SUV.

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  • Texas                                            July  2004
    Narcotic Officers arrested a suspect on drug charges and was transporting him to jail, when the suspect attempted to stab the deputy who was driving the transport vehicle.  The deputy lost control of the vehicle for a short time to defend himself and suffered a hand wound.  The suspect was found after an all day hunt.

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  • Michigan                                       July  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for a domestic disturbance at his home after he threatened authorities with a pack of dogs.  Police were met in the yard by the subject who was holding nine dogs on leashes. The subject threatened to let the dogs go and asked police to shoot him. The subject was restrained, handcuffed, and placed in the back of a patrol car.  While in the back seat of the police unit, the subject shattered a rear passenger window with his feet.

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  • Texas                                            July  2004
    Police pulled over a car with three suspects and found several suspicious items in the vehicle.  During this time, one of the suspects managed to free himself from his handcuffs and get behind the wheel of a Mustang police car.  The cruiser, with lights flashing, headed south for about 50 miles at speeds exceeding 100 mph until it ran out of gas.  All three suspects face a variety of charges.

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  • New Hampshire                            July  2004
    Officers were called on three drunken teenage boys disturbing the neighborhood about 2:30 a.m.  When police arrived, the teenagers took off on foot and police gave chase and located them.  One of the three was taken into custody without incident, but the other two subjects yelled and fought with police during the entire ordeal.  The officers were finally able to get the other two subjects in the back seat of two different patrol units.  The 16-year-old kicked out the back window of one of the police cruisers as he continued to swear at the police.  Meanwhile, the 15-year-old kicked the window in a second cruiser so hard, he bent its frame.  One officer was injured.

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  • New Jersey                                   July  2004
    An officer stopped an adult subject riding a mini-motorcycle on the road about 1 a.m.  The subject gave a false name, birth date, and attempting to flee on foot during the contact.  Officers fought with the subject and used pepper spray to gain control.  The subject had one hand in a cast and was unable to be handcuffed.  Police found crack cocaine in the subject's pocket and when placed in the back seat, used his cast to bang on the plastic window of the metal cage inside the patrol car.  The subject also had outstanding warrants.

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  • Texas                                            July  2004
    Officers arrested a man who was intoxicated and had driven his car into a ditch.  When officers attempted to arrest him, he tried to run away but stumbled and fell.  As police handcuffed him, he grabbed an officer's gun and tried to remove it from the holster.  After the man was put in the back seat of the police car, he began beating his head against the rear seat barrier. Then the man tried to kick out the window and officers used pepper spray.

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  • Canada                                          July  2004
    An officer placed one of two men handcuffed in the back of the cruiser.  The officer then noticed the other man "sliding over into the driver's seat" of the car that had been pulled over.  When the officer went to intervene in the apparent getaway, he was assaulted and the suspect sped off while the arrested subject kicked the window out of the cruiser and took off.

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  • Scotland                                       July  2004
    A prisoner being transported to court, was able to break open a roof-hatch which is required in case of an emergency.  The prisoner force open the hatch on the roof of the transport van and escape on foot.

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  • Texas                                            July  2004
    Police arrested a naked man after he slapped and punched a convenience store customer then assaulted a child and ripped clothes off a woman.  Officers handcuffed the man and placed him in a patrol car, but on the way to the jail, the man broke the window with his handcuffed hands and escaped, cut and bleeding.  Officers realized the man was trying to escape and slowed to stop the patrol car as the man jumped out and attempted to flee on foot.

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  • Texas                                            July  2004
    An inmate being transferred between detention centers overpowered two guards, apparently took a fellow prisoner hostage and sped away in the van that had been carrying them.  The incident began when a prisoner produced a firearm that had been smuggled in and took the transport van and guard's guns leaving the two guards and eight other inmates along the road.  The escape also included another stole vehicle, a robbery, kidnapping of 3 more people, assault, and attempted carjacking.  The prisoners were captured three hours and all the hostages were unharmed.

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  • New Jersey                                   July  2004
    After being arrested for assault and threatening to kill a lady, the subject was being transported to jail in the back seat of a patrol unit.  During transport, the subject became unruly and kicked out a window of the patrol unit.  The subject was peppered sprayed and taken back into control.
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  • Missouri                                        July  2004
    Two deputies were transporting 11 prisoners in two vehicles for court when one of the prisoners was able to free his hands from the handcuffs and took off running while being removed from the transport vehicle.  A citizen stopped the prisoner and officers took the prisoner back into custody.
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  • Ohio                                              July  2004
    After being detained for shoplifting, the lady fought with security, then with an officer, and then was handcuffed and placed in a patrol unit.  While en-route to jail, the lady kicked out a window of the patrol unit.  The lady was placed in another patrol unit, and kicked a window out of the 2nd patrol unit also.  One officer was injured with glass during the ordeal.
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  • Pennsylvania                                July  2004
    Police arrested a subject who was being disruptive at a mission.  Officers placed the subject in a police cruiser where the subject kicked out the rear window and then kicked an officer in the chest who was attempting to stop further damage.

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  • Georgia                                         July  2004
    A suspect in an armed robbery was handcuffed behind his back and being transported to headquarters when he was able to move his handcuffs from the back to the front of his body twice.  After arriving at headquarters, the suspect once again pulled his handcuffs to the front and a scuffle ensued as the officers tried to cuff him again.  During the scuffle, the suspect was shot twice.  The suspect broke free and tried to run, but was chased down a short while later.  He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated.

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  • North Carolina                               June  2004
    A subject was able to escaped from his bail bondsman’s vehicle. The subject was still handcuffed when he stole and escaped in a vehicle.  The subject finally escaped on foot.
     
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  • Maine                                            June  2004
    A lady was arrested for parole violations.  While being transported to jail, the lady slipped out of the handcuffs.  When the officer pulled the patrol unit over to the side of the road, the lady attempted to exit the vehicle.  The lady fought with the officer and bit the officer, but was taken back into custody. 
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  • North Carolina                               June  2004
    A mentally challenged woman died after she reportedly unbuckled her seatbelt, opened the door, and jumped from a van that was taking her and three others back to a group home. 
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  • Florida                                           June  2004
    A officer stepped away from his patrol unit after a man reported he was just assaulted by an unknown subject.  As he officer was looking for the subject, the man stolen the patrol unit.  The man was caught a short time later.
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  • Louisiana                                      June  2004
    A subject was arrested by officers for public drunkenness.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police cruiser, where officers said he became violent and kicked out a window. The subject was transported for processing and started struggling with officers and fell, hitting the back of his head.  The subject later died.

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  • Kentucky                                       June  2004
    Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun.  Officers arrested a subject who resisted and fought with police.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit, the subject kicked out a window of the police unit.
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  • Ohio                                              June  2004
    Officers stopped a man who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Officers placed the man in the back of a cruiser, where he kicked out the window of their car.
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  • Pennsylvania                                June  2004
    A prisoner was being transported back to prison after a medical appointment when the prisoner was able to remove the handcuffs.  When the guard was stopping the vehicle, the prisoner opened the vehicle door and fled on foot.
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  • Texas                                            June  2004
    An automatic rifle, a shotgun, and a handgun stolen from an officer's marked car.  The weapons were stolen from the officer's take-home car which was parked at his home.

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  • Kentucky                                       June  2004
    Police detained two people after seeing marijuana growing in a house.  While investigators took evidence from the home, which included 74 marijuana plants, both subjects fled, handcuffed, out the back door.  The suspects were found later and taken into custody.

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  • Maryland                                      June  2004
    A woman admitted to starting an apartment complex fire.  When questioned further, the woman became incoherent and was in the back seat of a police car.  Moments later, an officer noticed that the woman had a lighter and was attempting to set the patrol car's back seat on fire.  Police stopped the woman, handcuffed, and searched her.  Despite being handcuffed, she kicked the rear passenger window out of its track, causing about $400 in damage.
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  • Wisconsin                                     June  2004
    Police handcuffed a subject behind his back and placed him in the back seat of the police unit.  During transport to jail the subject was able to slip the handcuffs in front of his body and started kicking and spitting.  The subject was restrained and a hood was placed over his head then transported on to jail.  Upon arrival at the jail the subject was unresponsive. 
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  • Canada                                         June  2004
    Police handcuffed a subject behind his back and placed him in a patrol unit.  When the officer stepped out of the patrol unit to sign papers, the subject was able to slip the handcuffs in front of his body and drive off. The patrol unit was found abandoned and the subject was captured later. 
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  • Minnesota                                     June  2004
    A Juvenile Center was transporting 2 subjects to court when both subjects assaulted the transport driver and kicked out a van window before escaping on foot.  The subjects were caught later that day.
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  • Texas                                            June  2004
    Police arrested an man for assaulting an officer.  While in the patrol car, the man was able to free a hand from the handcuffs.  When the officer opened the door to get the man out at jail; the man pushed the officer and fled on foot.  The man was caught a short time later.
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  • Florida                                           June  2004
    Police arrested a man for sleeping on a pier and drugs charges.  The man was seatbelted into the back seat of the police car, where the man unbuckled his seatbelt and struck his head on the rear window.  The man then kicked the window out with his feet and caused some other unit damage.
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  • Illinois                                            June  2004
    Police arrested a subject for DUI and found crack cocaine bagged for distribution.  The subject attempted to flee on foot, but was caught.  Officers handcuffed the subject behind his back and placed him in the back seat of a police car.  While the officers were searching the crime scene, the subject kicked out a window of the police car causing $1,200 in damages.
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  • Tennessee                                    June  2004
    Officers arrested a subject who shot and killed a man.  The subject was arrested by being handcuffed behind his back and then placed in the back seat of a police car.  The officers went into the apartment to try to help the victim, and the subject kicked out a police car window then escaped on foot.  The subject was later caught.

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  • Kentucky                                       June  2004
    While transporting a prisoner, the prisoner was able to escape out a back seat window and flee on foot while the police unit was in motion.  The prisoner was caught a short time later.

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  • Florida                                           June  2004
    Police arrested a lady who stolen a vehicle.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit, but was able to escape and flee into a wooded area.  The lady was caught a short time later.
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  • Iowa                                               June  2004
    An officer arrested a man for speeding, handcuffed him, and placed the subject in the back seat of the squad car.  The subject managed to get in the front seat, put the car in gear, and smash into a guardrail.  The two men fought until backup arrived.

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  • Washington                                   June  2004
    A subject being transported back to jail after court escaped on foot when the transport officer opened the van door.  The subject burst out of the van and fled, but was captured again later.

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  • Rhode Island                                 June  2004
    Police arrested a subject after a domestic disturbance which the subject was threatening police with a sword.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit and transported to jail.  During transport, the subject started kicking the back seat and prisoner partition.  The man was able to make a gap in the partition and then kicked the officer driving the police unit in the head.  The officer lost control for a short period of time but stopped and restrained the subject again.
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  • Texas                                            June  2004
    Police arrested a registered sex offender for misconduct with girls at a swimming pool and an outstanding warrant.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a police unit.  While obtaining more information, the subject was able to get out of the police unit  and fled on foot.  The subject was caught a short time later still handcuffed.
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  • Colorado                                       June  2004
    A female subject was arrested after she attempted to run over 3 people with her vehicle.  The subject fought officers and after being placed in the patrol unit, attempted to kick of a window of the patrol unit. 

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  • Florida                                           June  2004
    Police arrested a man on drug charges, pushed an officer to the ground while handcuffed and ran off.  The man dropped drugs, but was caught after a short foot chase.
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  • Pennsylvania                                June  2004
    Police arrested a man after finding drug paraphernalia, stolen items, and knives in their vehicle.  After the man was taken into custody, he managed to get his handcuffs in front of himself in the patrol car, reached out an open window of the car, opened the door and escaped. The police officer caught the man was he attempted to flee on foot.
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  • Washington                                   June  2004
    A subject was arrested for several domestic violence-related crimes.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, he kicked out a window.

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  • Texas                                            June  2004
    A deputy walked back to his patrol car to confirm the driver's identity during a traffic stop, and the driver fled on foot.  Deputies caught up with the subject and the subject dropped to his knees and then struggled with the deputies as they attempted to handcuff him.  During the struggle, the subject went into cardiac arrest for an unknown reason.
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  • Louisiana                                      June  2004
    An officer arrested a subject who had crack cocaine.  The officer handcuffed him and put him in the back seat of his unmarked police car.  The subject was able to maneuver the handcuffs to the front of his body and took off in the police unit while the arresting officer was waiting for backup.  The subject crashed the police car into another vehicle and took off on foot with the handcuffs still on.  The subject was arrested later.
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  • Michigan                                       June  2004
    Police handcuffed a suspect with his hands behind his back and placed him inside a patrol car.  The subject managed to move his hands to the front, and fought with the officer.  The subject was able to steal the patrol unit and attempted to elude police. 
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  • Texas                                            June  2004
    Officers arrested a man who had an outstanding warrant and was also selling stolen tools plus had a mobile meth lab in his vehicle.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  During a break while officers questioned the man, he was able to kick out a window of the police car, crawl outside, and attempted to flee on foot.  The man was caught a short distance away.
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  • Washington                                   June  2004
    A lady crashed in a stolen vehicle while attempting to elude police.  After she crashed, she attempted to flee on foot was captured and placed in the back seat of a police unit.  While the officers were investigating the crash, the lady attempted to kick out a window of the police unit, but was stopped.
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  • California                                      June  2004
    A lady who was intoxicated by drug and alcohol was arrested after a high speed chase. The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car, when she kicked out the window and attempted to climb out.

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  • Maryland                                       June  2004
    A jury has awarded $39 million to a man whose neck was broken during his arrest by police in 1997.  A man was arrested after a traffic stop for speeding and drunk driving,  The man was placed in a police prisoner transport van and during transport, stood up, then fell down striking his neck.  The man is now a quadriplegic and the police department is ordered to pay $559,334 to cover past medical expenses, $8.5 million for future medical expenses, and $30 million in ``non-economic'' damages including pain and suffering, embarrassment and humiliation. 

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  • Nevada                                         May  2004
    5 young people were arrested after stealing beer and attempting to rob a lady.  While in custody, one of the subjects kicked out a window of a police car.

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  • Texas                                           May  2004
    An officer was giving a ride to a man who was seated in the passenger side back seat of the patrol unit.  While the officer was driving, the man crawled into the front seat and attempted to grab the officer's gun while choking the officer.  The men fought over the gun and the officer discharged the gun with the subject fleeing on foot but was caught.
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  • Michigan                                             May  2004
    A subject was arrested for drinking and driving.  The subject started kicking the rear door and window of the patrol unit while en-route to jail.  The deputy stopped the unit and attempted to control the subject, but the subject started fighting with the officer.  The subject was able to escape the back seat of the unit and fled on foot, but caught a short time later.
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  • California                                     May  2004
    An officer chased a subject on foot.  During the foot chase and prior to backup officers securing the officer's patrol unit, somebody stole the police shot gun from a locked holder in the patrol unit.

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  • Oregon                                         May  2004
    A run away juvenile was taken into custody.  The subject fought upon arrest and was placed in the back seat of a police unit.  The subject tried to kick open the patrol car door, so he was put in leg restraints; on the way to the detention center, he slipped out of the leg restraints and tried to kick out the Plexiglas divider between the back and front seats.
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  • South Carolina                             May  2004
    A man was arrested on a probation violation was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While being transported, the deputy agreed to open the car window because the man was feeling ill.  When the deputy stopped at a stop sign, the man crawled out the window and fled on foot.  

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  • Pennsylvania                                May  2004
    An officer arrested a drunk man who set fire to his own house then attacked officers and fire fighters.  The man was ultimately handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, the man kicked out a window of the car.
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  • Florida                                          May  2004
    A lady was arrested who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. During questioning, the lady punched an officer twice. The lady was placed in the patrol car and then she kicked out a back passenger window of the patrol car.
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  • Pennsylvania                                May  2004
    A Constable was transporting a prisoner back to prison, when the prisoner started excessively moving around in the back seat.  A short distance away from prison, the prisoner somehow removed his seatbelt and head-butted the Constable three times then overtook and stole his vehicle.  The prisoner pulled his hands free from a handcuff “belly belt” and fought with the Constable over his pistol, but did not get the gun.  The prisoner pushed the Constable out of the vehicle and drove off. 
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  • Texas                                           May  2004
    Officers stopped a vehicle involved in several motor-vehicle break-ins with the driver running into a wooded area.  One passenger was arrested and while officers were arresting a second passenger, the first passenger fled on foot.  The driver and passenger one were arrested a short time later.
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  • Rhode Island                                 May  2004
    Police were called to a loud party with underage drinking.  A female suspect was arrested during the ordeal and attempted to escape from the patrol unit by squeezing around the security panel that separates the front and back seats, then jumped out the front door.  She was taken back into custody.
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  • Pennsylvania                                May  2004
    Police responded to a one-car alcohol related crash in which the driver fled the scene.  The driver did come back and gave a fake name.  Officers had driver sit in patrol unit while the crash was investigated. As police approached the driver to arrest him, he kicked the back window out of the cruiser and the door.

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  • Florida                                          May  2004
    Deputies arrested a burglary suspect.  The suspect was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While the deputies was investigating the scene, the suspect kicked out a patrol unit window, crawled out, and attempted to flee on foot; but was captured.  The department was told the patrol unit had kick-proof windows.

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  • Massachusetts                               May  2004
    Officers arrested a man for traffic violations and resisting arrest.  The man resisted and was peppered sprayed, handcuffed,  and placed in the back seat of a police unit.  The man then kicked out a police car window. 

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  • Arizona                                         May  2004
    An officer took a run away, from a state center for troubled youths, into custody.  The youth was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police unit.  After being placed in the unit, the youth started kicking the police units windows in an attempt to escape and to cause damage.  A Taser was used to stop the youth. 
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  • Oklahoma                                     May  2004
    After officers arrested a man who had ran away from a vehicle with a gun.  After being handcuffed behind his back the officers attempted to located the gun the man had thrown down.  While the officers searched, the man again attempted to flee on foot; but was captured again. 

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  • South Carolina                             May  2004
    A man was arrested for shoplifting groceries and threatening to kill a police officer. As officers were transporting the man, he spit at an officer and threatened to kill him. The man kicked the officer in the chest and threatened to urinate on him.
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  • Georgia                                        May  2004
    A woman was arrested after a domestic fight, handcuffed behind her back, and placed in the back seat of a police car which was equipped with a prisoner transport partition.  While the officer was obtaining information, the woman was able to slip through the prisoner shield sliding window getting into the front seat of the patrol car.  The lady managed to get her hands in front of her body and sped away in the patrol car.  The woman drove a short way crashing the unit and attempted to flee on foot, but captured.
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  • Maine                                           May  2004
    A man was arrested on a probation violation after deputies were called to a fight. The man was arrested and put into the cruiser for transport to jail. While en-route, the man kicked out the rear window and tried to escape. Officers gained control of the man and placed him back inside the police unit.
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  • Connecticut                                  May  2004
    An officer was checking I.D. of a lady, and found the lady gave a false name.  When the officer tried to pat search her, she  pulled down her pants and started yelling in the street. The lady was arrested and placed in the back seat of the police car.  While in the back of the patrol car the lady tried to kick out a side window and had to be pepper sprayed.
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  • Illinois                                           May  2004
    Police arrested a lady who stolen an ambulance.  She was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While police obtained information, the lady kicked out a window of the police car.

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  • Texas                                           May  2004
    Police arrested a suspect after finding a quantity of cocaine. The suspect was handcuffed behind his back and was being transported to jail in the back seat of a police car.  The suspect was able to open the door of the cruiser and ran away while the car was stopped at a red light. Officers caught him a short distance away.
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  • Delaware                                     May  2004
    Officers stopped a subject who was driving a stolen vehicle.  The subject had an outstanding warrant for murder and fled on foot after punching an officer.  The subject was caught, fought while being handcuffed placed in a police unit.  The subject kicked an officer while attempting to kick out a window of the police car in an escape attempt. 
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  • Virginia                                        May  2004
    Officers arrested a lady for shop lifting.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police unit and attempted to kick out a window. Officers then restrained her legs.
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  • Pennsylvania                               May  2004
    Officers arrested a man and woman, both had been drinking, after the couple had been told to leave the bar.  The male subject was handcuffed and placed in the patrol unit.  The female became combative then handcuffed and her legs shackled before being placed in a patrol car.  The female kicked out a window of the patrol car and then kicked an officer.
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  • Nevada                                         May  2004
    Troopers arrested an intoxicated man, and placed him in nylon type cuffs in a patrol unit. During an inventory of the man's vehicle, Trooper's noticed the man in the driver seat of the patrol unit with the patrol unit coming towards the Troopers. The man was ordered to stop which he did and was arrested again. The man was kicking and spitting while in custody.

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  • Florida                                          May  2004
    Undercover officers arrested and were transporting a handcuffed man to jail, when he somehow was able to get the handcuffs free and escape by stealing the undercover officer's vehicle.
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  • Colorado                                       May  2004
    Suspect fled on foot after being stopped by police. 

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  • Washington                                   May  2004
    Officers arrested a man after he stole a vehicle and robbed a bank.  He was put inside a police unit and attempted to escape, but was stopped by officers.
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  • Illinois                                           May  2004
    Two brothers, one in handcuffs, fled during a traffic stop. The officer smelled marihuana and handcuffed one subject. The officer had the other subject walk to the patrol car, but that subject ran when he found out he was also going to be arrested. Both subjects were taken back into custody a short time later.

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  • Hawaii                                           May  2004
    A mental patient who was committed to the state mental hospital by a judge, escaped from a vehicle.  The man fled from the vehicle while being transported.

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  • Mississippi                                     May  2004
    A woman slipped out of handcuffs and attempting to escape after being arrested on a burglary charge.  The woman got out of the handcuffs and attempted to flee on foot, and fought with officers when taken back into custody.
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  • Indiana                                          May  2004
    A man was being taken back to jail after a court appearance, when he kicked out a car window and jumped out. Police caught him minutes later, just before he stole another vehicle which had knives inside it.

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  • California                                      May  2004
    A handcuffed subject in the back seat of a patrol unit escaped custody after kicking out a patrol car window.
    The subject was arrested after abusing his girlfriend and for an outstanding warrant. The officer was checking the medical status of the girlfriend when the subject slipped the handcuffs in front of him, kick out the side window, and escape.
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  • Kentucky                                       May  2004
    A subject in custody was being transported from the federal courthouse to jail when the subject was able to remove his handcuffs and leg shackles with a key, kick out a window,  jumped from the van, break into a mobile home, but was caught trying to steal a police car.

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  • California                                      May  2004
    A man stole a deputy's patrol unit while the deputy was obtaining information about a "shots fired call".  The man impersonated a deputy multiple times conducting traffic stops and stealing wallets and money. The stolen patrol unit was spotted and chased, but the man abandoned the unit and fled on foot.  The man stole the shotgun from the unit.

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  • West Virginia                                May  2004
    After arresting a subject, he kicked out the back window of a police car.  The subject got out of the police care and ran down the interstate in handcuffs, but caught a short time later.
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  • Canada                                         May  2004
    A 15-year-old boy was among four young residents of an open-custody home who attended a Blue Jays baseball game.  The boy attempted to escape from the moving transport van by opening a door and jumping.  The boy died from his injuries. 

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  • Utah                                              May  2004
    During a "routine" traffic stop, offices had the 2 subjects from the vehicle sit in the ditch while a search of the vehicle was done.  During the search officers found over $225,000.00 worth of cocaine and methamphetamines in the vehicle.  When officers found the drugs, the subjects fled on foot.  One subject was caught the next morning.
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  • Michigan                                       May  2004
    Two men were arrested in connection with a home invasion.  Officers had one man handcuffed and in the back seat of a police unit, when he was able to somehow escape, but later caught again with help from a Taser.  The second man was caught by the border and placed in the back seat of a different police car.  The second man kicked out the window of that police car before being taken to jail.
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  • Ohio                                              May  2004
    A man suspect in a stolen stereo escaped from the back seat of a police unit.  While the officers were questioning other riders from the suspect's vehicle, the man stole the police unit and abandoned the unit later fleeing.

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  • Texas                                            May  2004
    Officers arrested a man who was attempting to break into a school.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back set of the police unit, but somehow was able to get out and steal the police unit.  The man crashed the police unit a short distance away and attempted to flee on foot, but was caught hiding in a house.
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  • Florida                                          May  2004
    A man charged with murder escaped while handcuffed behind his back in the back seat of a police unit.  The man somehow was able to get his hands in front of his body, open the door, and jumped out.  The man fled on foot, stole a bicycle and fled on it, then swan across a river, and was found hiding in a trailer still handcuffed.  The man was taken back into custody.
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  • Washington                                   May  2004
    A man suspect was arrested in connection with an investigation of a rape.  The suspect was being transported to the jail when he was able to slip out of the flex-cuffs, open the car door, and flee on foot.  Detectives caught the suspect after a short foot chase.

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  • Arkansas                                       May  2004
    A Deputy arrested a subject for an outstanding warrant.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.  While the Deputy was doing an inventory of the vehicle contents, the subject was able to get his hands in front of him, get into the front seat of the patrol car, and drove away. The subject abandoned the patrol car and stolen another vehicle a short distance away.

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  • Ohio                                              May  2004
    Officers arrested a man who was attempting to cash stolen checks.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police unit.  While officers were impounding the subject's vehicle, the subject was able to slip out of the handcuffs, crawl out the back window, and steal the police unit.  The subject stopped and gave up when requested to do so by police, and was taken back into custody. 
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  • Oklahoma                                     May  2004
    A subject broke into an officer's patrol car and stole a shotgun, ammunition, a badge, and citation book.  Investigators want to know what kind of tool the crook used to get the shotgun out of its secured rack in the patrol car. 

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  • Oklahoma                                     May  2004
    An officer placed two intoxicated subjects in the backseat of the patrol unit who were involved in a bar fight.  While questioning a third subject, one of the two detained subjects kicked out a side window of the patrol unit.  The detained subjects escaped on foot while the officer was injured in the ordeal. 

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  • South Carolina                             May  2004
    A Trooper arrived at the scene of a 3 vehicle car crash.  While standing outside his patrol unit, a lady involved in the car crash jumped into the patrol unit and sped away.  The lady sideswiped a mini-van, drove off the on-ramp flattening 2 tires, and attempted to flee on foot but captured again.

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  • Connecticut                                   April  2004
    A man was arrested after turning in a illegal weapon he found.  The man was handcuffed and transported in the back seat of a patrol unit.  The man claims injuries during transport and referred questions to his lawyer. 

    Prevention - Step #1

    Vermont                                        April  2004
    Officers arrested 2 women and a man, and secured them in the back seat of a police unit. While the police were obtaining information, another lady opened the back door of the police car in an attempt to free the 3 suspects.  All were caught.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • New York                                      April  2004
    An officer arrested a woman who was intoxicated.  After being placed in the back seat of the police car, she started kicking the window and later kicked an officer.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Florida                                          April  2004
    Deputies arrested a lady and placed her handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol unit while she attempted to kick deputies.  During transport to jail, the lady continued kicking; she damaged the rear window of the police car.
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    Prevention - Step #1

  • Ohio                                             April  2004
    A Trooper arrested a man driving under the influence.  The Trooper handcuffed the man and seatbelted the man in the front seat of the patrol unit.  While securing the man's vehicle, the man was able to escape from the cruiser and flee on foot.  The Trooper was unable to catch the man, but the man was caught the next day.
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    Prevention - Step #1

  • Connecticut                                  April  2004
    During a traffic stop, officers arrested a man who had a handgun, marihuana, and other pills.  The officers placed the man in the back seat of a police unit while searching the man's vehicle.  The man kicked out the cruiser's rear window and attempted to escape, before being subdued.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • California                                      April  2004
    A suspect was being transported to another county jail to face a murder charge when the suspect was able to open the van's side door and jump out. The door was not secured properly and with some help from another inmate the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was caught three hours later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Indiana                                          April  2004
    A Trooper stopped 2 vehicles for speeding and while talking to one of the subjects, the subject
    fled on foot across the interstate.  The subject was captured by the Trooper and a passing motorist. The subject had cocaine.
    Prevention - Step #3

  • North Carolina                               April  2004
    A handcuffed and shackled man was being transported to a mental institution.  The man was able to kick out the back window of a deputy’s squad car, climbed out while the car was still in motion, and escape on foot.  The man later turned himself in.  Another man also being transported did not try to escape.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Texas                                            April  2004
    Police arrested a man on outstanding warrants for burglary charges.  The man was somehow able to escape the handcuffs and steal a police car.  The man crashed the police car and was arrested again. 

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Colorado                                      April  2004
    Two bondsmen who were attempting to revoke a man's bond and take him into custody for sexual assault charges when the suspect assaulted the bondsmen.  When police arrived the suspect was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a patrol unit.  While the officer was outside the patrol unit, obtaining additional information; the suspect was able to slip out of the handcuffs, force down the bullet proof cage partition, climb into the front seat of the patrol unit, and speed away.  Officers pursued the suspect and the suspect crashed the patrol unit into a deputy's unit, a fence, boulders, and curbs before crashing into a field and being captured again.  

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Texas                                           April  2004
    A person being detained by police broke out of the back window of the patrol car and escaped. The man crawled out of the back window and attempted to flee on foot only to be caught a short time later.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Texas                                           April  2004
    Officers arrested a man for public intoxication and placed him handcuffed in the back seat of the patrol unit.  The kicked out the window, jump out of the car while it was moving, and escaped on foot.  He was found a short time later and arrested again.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Pennsylvania                                April  2004
    A police officer at a college campus stopped a subject and requested an identification.  The subject shot the officer twice in the stomach and then fled on foot, but arrested later.  The officer is recovering from his injuries.
    Prevention - Step #3

  • Texas                                           April  2004
    A subject that was being detained was able to get free, steal the patrol car, abandon the car, and escaping on foot.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Ohio                                             April  2004
    A deputy arrested a male subject for an outstanding warrant.  The subject was handcuffed his back and placed in the back seat of the patrol unit while the deputy attempted to find a second subject which fled on foot.  The arrested subject opened the rear window, got out of the patrol unit, into the front seat, and sped away.  The patrol unit was found abandoned and the arrested subject was captured later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Tennessee                                    April  2004
    An o
    fficer was flagged down by a woman who said someone or something was trying to get her, but the officer did not see anybody around.  When the officers went to investigate, the woman attacked the officer and attempted to steal the patrol unit.  The woman was arrested after a long fight and chemical spray.
    Prevention - Step #3

  • Missouri                                        April  2004
    Detectives
    arrested a man who had possession of cocaine, marijuana, and a pistol.  The detectives handcuffed the man and placed him in the back seat of their car.  As the detectives were doing further investigation, the man was able to slip out of the handcuffs, get into the front seat, and drive off.  The vehicle was recovered and the man was caught a short time later.
    Prevention - Step #1


  • Virginia                                        March  2004
    Officers arrested a man and handcuffed him behind his back and placed him in a patrol unit fitted with a cage separating the front and rear seats.  While officers were interviewing people at the scene, the man was able to maneuver his cuffed hands in front of his body, crawled through a small window in the patrol unit's cage, and escape on foot.  Officers caught the man later who was still wearing one handcuff.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Canada                                        March  2004
    Officers arrested a female subject after being involved in destruction of private property.  The female was handcuffed behind her back and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit equipped with a prisoner transport partition.   While the officers were obtaining more information at the scene of the incident, the female subject kicked out a back side window of the patrol unit, crawled out the window, and escaped on foot only to be caught again a short time later.  The female also had 11 outstanding warrants.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Illinois                                         March  2004
    Officers arrested 2 young ladies after being involved in a fight at a night club.  While being transported to jail, ladies kicked out a window of the patrol unit.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Virginia                                       March  2004
    Officers spotted a subject who had 10 outstanding warrants.  After a short foot pursuit, officers caught the subject who did not resist arrest any further and was placed in a transport van.  When officers opened the van after the two-mile drive, the subject was found on the floor unresponsive and unable to be revived.  Police think the subject committed suicide.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Ohio                                             March  2004
    Troopers caught a woman suspected of stealing a car, handcuffed her, and seat belted her into the front passenger seat of the patrol unit.  While the Trooper was inventorying the vehicle, the woman was able to unbuckle the seatbelt, slip the handcuffs under her feet and in front, get into the driver's seat and speed away only to be found a few hours later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Florida                                         March  2004
    Officers arrested a subject for possible car theft, handcuffed him, and placed him in the back seat of the patrol unit.  While officers talked to another subject, the arrested subject somehow was able to escape the patrol unit and flee on foot.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • New York                                     March  2004
    Officers were getting a complaint form filled out when the subject jumped into the patrol unit and was attempting to take off when the subject was immediately stopped. 
    Prevention - Step #3

  • Florida                                         March  2004
    Officers arrested a
    subject for possession of marijuana.  The Subject was handcuffed and placed on a balcony of the second floor apartment while officers were interviewing other people.  The subject jumped from the balcony and fled.
    Prevention - Step #3

  • West Virginia                               March  2004
    A subject was being transported to jail after getting a sentence of life in prison, when the suspect somehow overpowered the transport vehicle driver and fled.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Ohio                                             March  2004
    An officer was transporting a juvenile suspect to a detention center when the suspect started firing a pistol that was hidden in the suspect's pants.  One bullet struck a bystander before the officer was able to shoot the suspect and gain control of the weapon.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Texas                                           March  2004
    A subject that was handcuffed was being transferred to another police agency when the subject somehow was able to get free of a handcuff, escape from the patrol car, and flee on foot.
    Prevention - Step #1


  • Kansas                                         February  2004
    While parked at the deputy's residence, somebody broke in an unmarked patrol unit and stole the unit plus a shotgun.  The vehicle was recovered, but the gun is still missing.
    Prevention - Step #4

  • Pennsylvania                               February  2004
    Officers arrested two suspects for breaking into a car.  The suspects were handcuffed and placed in the back of patrol units.  While the officers were getting more information, one of the suspects was able to crawl through the divider into the front seat and speed away.  The patrol unit was found and prisoner arrested a short time later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Pennsylvania                               February  2004
    Officers arrested a man on drug and weapon charges.  The man complained about pain in his hands and knees and was taken to a hospital for treatment.  Doctors placed a soft cast on his leg and advised officers not to handcuff the man.  When officers pulled up to the station and opened the back of the van, the man fled on foot.  The man turned himself in later.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Pennsylvania                               February  2004
    Two undercover officers arrested a female suspect for prostitution and placed her in the backseat of an unmarked police van in handcuffs.  As the two officers walked to the front of the van, the suspect managed to get her handcuffed hands in front of her and drive away with their vehicle.  The van was recovered later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Florida                                         February  2004
    Officers arrested a subject who was trespassing at a High School.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a patrol unit.  While the officers were obtaining more information, the subject slipped from the handcuffs, kicked open the patrol unit door, and fled on foot.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Ohio                                             February  2004
    An officer arrested a subject for a traffic violation and no driver's license.  The subject was placed in the backseat of the patrol unit, but somehow escaped and pulled a knife on the officer.  The subject fled on foot but taken back into custody a short time later.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • New York                                     February  2004
    A prison inmate being transported to another prison facility escaped from a jail barge.  
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Florida                                         February  2004
    Officers arrested a subject on drug charges after the subject fought officers and shot one officer below his ballistic vest.  The subject was placed in the back seat of a patrol unit and kicked the back window out escaping for a short time before being arrested again.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • New York                                     February  2004
    A man was handcuffed behind his back and placed in a police transport van after being arrested on drug charges.  While being transported, the man somehow was able to open the van door and escape on foot.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • North Carolina                             February  2004
    3 prisoners escaped from a highway work crew when the prisoner guard and 2 other prisoners stepped out of the van.  The prison guard left the keys in the van to listen to the prison radio, when one of the prisoners got into the driver seat and drove off.  They were caught a short distance away and taken back into custody. 
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Pennsylvania                               February  2004
    After a male suspect was arrested on drug charges, he escaped by jumping from a patrol car and feeing on foot.  The suspect had to be rescued after he ended up in a tree over a river and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for hypothermia when he escaped for a second time.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Michigan                                      February  2004
    Officers were checking a suspect's drivers identification through the computer in the patrol unit, when the suspect walked to the patrol unit and shot a female officer.   The other officer requested assistance, and chased the suspect on foot before exchanging gun fire and being shot.  Both officers died.

    Prevention - Step #3

  • Louisiana                                     February  2004
    Police arrested a man and placed him in the patrol unit.  The man kicked out the window and fled on foot.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Alabama                                      February  2004
    A female suspect was arrest on drug charges.  The suspect was handcuffed behind her back and placed in the back seat of the patrol unit.  When the officer began to inventory the suspect's vehicle; the suspect got her hands in front of her, climbed through the patrol car screen into the driver seat, and sped away.  The suspect was re-captured after she crashed the patrol unit into another vehicle, but kept driving until she pulled over a short time later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • West Virginia                               February  2004
    Police arrested a man for drug charges and handcuffed him behind his back.  After being arrested the man broke free of the officer and escaped on foot while still handcuffed.  The man was later captured.

    Prevention - Step #3

  • Texas                                           January  2004
    A deputy was checking an unattended vehicle with drugs in the seat.  While the deputy was investigating the vehicle, the vehicle owner arrived and was handcuffed and placed in the patrol unit.  A family member of the arrested subject distracted the deputy and the subject was able to escape on foot.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Oregon                                        January  2004
    A jail inmate doing time for auto theft jumped from a truck carrying a prisoner work crew through a neighborhood.  The inmate threw open the door, did a barrel roll out, and took off.  The inmate was caught a short time later.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • New York                                     January  2004
    A man being transported in a police transport van somehow was able to open the van door and escape on foot after being arrested.  He later turned himself in.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Florida                                         January  2004
    Officers placed a man in protective custody after the man complained he was a danger to himself and others.  The man was handcuffed behind his back, leg shackles in place, and restrained in the back seat of the patrol unit.  The man was able to roll the window down and crawl out.

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Oklahoma                                     January  2004
    Officers arrested a subject and placed him, handcuffed behind his back in the back seat of the patrol unit.  While the officer was dealing with others in the vehicle, the prisoner somehow opened back door and fled on foot. 

    Prevention - Step #1

  • Georgia                                        January  2004
    Officers on an auto theft task force stopped a subject for a traffic violation.   The subject had bulky clothes on; was pat searched and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While in the patrol unit, the subject produced a small handgun and shot one of the officers.  The other officer returned fire killing the subject.  The wounded officer is recovering.

    Prevention - Step #2

  • Ohio                                             January  2004
    Officers questioned a man after a burglary in the area.  Officers pat searched the suspect and placed him in the back seat of a patrol unit.  Unknown to the officers, the suspect had a small handgun hidden.  When the officers went to get the suspect, the suspect shot both officers and stole a patrol unit.  Other officers chased the stolen patrol unit until the suspect crashed.  The suspect then pointed a gun at an officer and that officer shot the suspect twice.  The wounded officers are recovering.
    Prevention - Step #2

  • California                                      January  2004
    Investigators were following up on a lead of a location of a suspect in a murder in November when the suspect committed an armed carjacking and then abandoned that vehicle and stole a marker patrol unit.  Officers gave chase and the suspect in the stolen patrol unit became stuck in mud.  The suspect then fired approx. 3 or 4 shots at officers who returned fire.  The suspect died as a result.

    Prevention - Step #4

  • Tennessee                                    January  2004
    Officers talked to a suspect in an arson case and placed the suspect in the back seat of a patrol unit.  Officers stepped away from the patrol unit and the suspect got into the driver seat and sped away but caught a short time later.
    Prevention - Step #2

  • Louisiana                                      January  2004
    An unmarked city patrol unit was stolen which contained a shotgun mounted in the unit.
    Prevention - Step #4

  • Utah                                              January  2004
    A Trooper arrested a lady for an outstanding warrant.  The lady was handcuffed behind her back and seatbelted in the front   passenger seat of the patrol car.  The Trooper was dealing with another person in the vehicle, when the prisoner managed to slip the handcuffs in front of her and jumped into the driver's seat of the patrol car and speed away striking the Trooper.  The patrol car was stopped later with spike strips and prisoner arrested again.  The Trooper was treated and released.
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    Prevention - Step #1

  • Louisiana                                      January  2004
    An unmarked state patrol unit was stolen along with a shotgun that was mounted in the trunk.
    Prevention - Step #4

  • Kentucky                                       January  2004
    A jailer was transporting a prisoner to jail when during the transport the prisoner got out of his handcuffs and into the front passenger seat.   The prisoner and jailer were both found intoxicated.
    Prevention - Step #1

  • Oklahoma                                     January  2004
    Officers arrested and were transporting handcuffed subject to jail when subject freed himself of the handcuffs and opened back door and fled on foot.  The subject was caught a few hours later. 

    Prevention - Step #1

 

Preventative Steps
With Trooper Trap installed, prevention is 1 switch away.
Follow these easy steps to assist in preventing an escape.

Step #1 Handcuffed suspect in patrol or transport unit, seatbelt in place and activate alarm.
Step #2 Subject seated in patrol or transport unit, have subject put seatbelt on in case a vehicle strikes patrol unit while stopped and activate alarm.
Step #3 Subject standing or sitting outside the patrol or transport unit, have subject sit in patrol unit so subject does not get hit by a vehicle, then complete with Step #2.
Step #4 Use Trooper Trap - Weapon Alarm.  Leave armed, disarm before removing weapon.  If the weapon is removed when armed, an alarm will sound.

 

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