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2005 - Publicized Escapes

2005 Escapes
Escape stories found by Google News search.

Prisoner Location

Front
15

2.9%

Back
449

87.7%

Unknown
48

9.4%

Prisoner Screen

No Cage
26

5.1%

Cage
431

84.2%

Unknown
65

12.7%

Vehicle Status

Damage
298

58.2%

Stolen
58

11.3%

Officer Status

Injured
90

17.6%

Killed
2

0.4%

Prisoner Status

Injured
74

14.5%

Killed
11

2.1%

January - December 2005
1.50 REPORTED preventable events per day, one every 16 hours, or 45.67 per month.

69.53% of the escapes resulted in damaged or stolen police cars or 1 police car per day.

85.9% escapes, stolen units, or damaged units occurred by prisoners from the back seat of caged units.

  • Mississippi                                              December  2005
    Police were transporting a handcuffed subject to a holding center when the subject escaped from the back seat of the moving patrol car.

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  • Washington                                            December  2005
    Police arrested a man in connection with an auto theft.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a partitioned police car while officers interviewed witnesses.  The man was able to get his handcuffs in front of his body, wiggle his way through the protective partition into the front seat, and speed away.  The man led police on a short high speed chase before crashing the police car in a wooded area.  More than a dozen officers along with tracking dogs plus a helicopter using nighttime infrared equipment, found the man and captured him again.  Police estimate the wrecked police car damaged at about $5,000.00.
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  • Texas                                                     December  2005
    Police were transporting a subject when he kicking out the patrol car window and escaped.
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  • Virginia                                                  December  2005
    Deputies were giving a ride to a subject back to his residence.  The subject was in the back seat of a patrol car when he became combative and broke out a window of the police car.

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  • Michigan                                                December  2005
    Police responded to a car stuck in the ditch but when officers arrived, the man attacked one of the officers.  Police arrested the man and placed him handcuffed into the back seat of a police car.  During transport to jail, the man was able to wiggle his handcuffed hands to the front of his body and bust out the police car's back window then he escaped.  Officers rushed to the escape scene and the man was eventually captured again and taken to jail.  Three officers were hurt during the event.

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  • Illinois                                                    December  2005
    Police arrested two men after receiving a tip of drugs being stored in a garage.  When police arrived at the address they they saw a large bundle of marihuana in the middle of the open garage and a set of scales.  Officers handcuffed both subjects and placed them in the back seat of a police car.  During a search, one of the subjects kicked the window out of the police car.    
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  • Indiana                                                  December  2005
    An officer responded to a car accident and arrested a teen who took the vehicle without permission and for possession of drugs.  The officers was talking to the teen's mother when the teen was able to escape the back seat of the police car by rolling down a window.  The teen was  recaptured a short distance away.

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  • New Mexico                                           December  2005
    A lady was arrested for prostitution, handcuffed behind her back, and placed in the front seat of an unmarked police detective car to await transport.  While investigating the incident, the lady was alone in the detective's police car "for a brief moment," but was able to slip her handcuffed hands in front of her body, get into the driver seat of the detective's police car, and drive away.  The lady abandoned the detective's police car and fled on foot.  Officers quickly caught the lady and took her back into custody.  
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  • California                                               December  2005
    Police were called to an accident and found three juvenile girls at the scene and a fourth girl had left the scene.  When the fourth girl returned to the accident scene, she was put in the back seat of a police car where she kicked out the rear window.  Police said the other three girls then tried to kick out the window of the police car they were in, but were removed before they could cause any damage.
     
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  • South Carolina                                       December  2005
    Police arrested a man who broke into a guest cottage and started living.  The residence own discovered the man and held him at gun point until officers arrived.  The man was handcuffed and transported in the back seat of a police car to jail.  During transport, the man wriggled free from one of his handcuffs.  When the officer opened the police car door at the jail, the man pushed the officer and ran.  The officer chased the man, but lost him.  The man broke into a home about four hours later and stole a handgun and jacket.  A resident there was awaken and reported the burglary.  A helicopter and more than 20 officers searched the area for the burglar.  The following morning a detective spotted the armed man who surrendered to officers peacefully.
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  • Arkansas                                                December  2005
    Officers stopped a subject for a traffic violation, and the subject fled on foot.  Officer located the subject a short time later and found illegal drugs on him.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a police car.  While officers were searching the subject's room, the subject was able to escape from the police car and flee on foot.  Police were notified of a sighting of the escaped subject who attempted to hide in an attic.  After a short chase, the subject was captured again, and the subject was still handcuffed. 
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  • Pennsylvania                                         December  2005
    Officers captured 2 subjects that attacked a elderly woman.  During a pat-down search; officers confiscated numerous packets, some containing a white substance and off-white substance, that field-tested positive for heroin and cocaine, plus two syringes and a spoon.  When placed into a police vehicle for transport, one subject kicked out and shattered the driverís side rear window of the police car.

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  • New York                                               December  2005
    Officers arrested a man for driving while intoxicated.  The man was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a marked police car.  While officers were getting vehicle information from the man's car, the man was able to slip out of the handcuffs, get into the driver seat of the police car, and drove off.  Officers lost site of the stolen police car, but did find it abandoned a short time later.  The man fled on foot and was found about 45 minutes later during a search with many officers and tracking dogs.  The man was injured as he resisted arrest and was treated then released from a hospital and taken to jail.    
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  • Florida                                                   December  2005
    Deputies responded to a call of an male intruder who climbed into a girl's bedroom window.  Deputies found out the man's name and attempted to talk to him at his house, but the man refused and was shocked with a Taser gun before being taken into custody.  As the man was being transported to the victim's house for a positive ID, he escaped from the police car.  The man was shocked with a Taser gun again near some woods and taken back into custody.

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  • Florida                                                   December  2005
    Police handcuffed a woman and placed her in the back seat of a police car.  The woman somehow escaped from the police car and fled on foot.  About ten police units and a helicopter searched the area and officers went door-to-door, but did not locate her.

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  • Wisconsin                                              December  2005
    Police arrested a naked man who ran through a lady's home and police found him hiding behind bushes.  When officers confronted the man, he attempted to fight, but was subdued with pepper spray.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man repeatedly kicked the back window of the police car until it broke. Officers then had to use a stun gun twice to subdue the man.  The man was then taken to a hospital for treatment.  
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  • Maryland                                                December  2005
    Two detectives were transporting a suspect in connection with a first-degree murder charge.  The suspect was handcuffed behind his back and in an unmarked detective's unit when he became combative and kicked the steering wheel, causing the detective to lose control temporarily. The suspect opened his door and rolled out of the police vehicle and was struck by the rear tire, but he managed to escape.

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  • Oklahoma                                              December  2005
    A deputy arrested a subject for public drunkenness and other charges.  The subject was put in the back seat of a caged patrol car while deputies tended to others at the location.  When the deputies returned, they found a rear side window kicked out of the patrol car.       
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  • Texas                                                     December  2005
    As a patrol car arrived in the jailís sally port, a prisoner opened the back door of the patrol car and fled on foot before the sally port closed.  They thought the locks malfunctioned or the suspect neutralized them while entering the patrol car.

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  • California                                               December  2005
    Police arrested a man for driving under the influence after running into several parked cars in a parking lot.  Once the man was handcuffed and put in the back seat of a police car, he became extremely combative.  The man urinated in the police car, managed to shift his handcuffed hands to the front of his body, and he kicked out a window of the police car, badly damaging the door.
     
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  • Washington                                            December  2005
    While officers arrested a driver for DUI, the passenger was waiting in a patrol car where she kicked out the rear window of the patrol car. 
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  • Connecticut                                            December  2005
    Police investigated a drunk driving crash which trapped two occupants inside the vehicle.  One other passenger which was not trapped, was arrested after being uncooperative at the scene and then kicked out a rear window of a police car. 
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  • New York                                               December  2005
    Police arrested the driver of a vehicle which crashed into another vehicle and fled the scene.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where he became combative and nearly kicked out the back window of the police car.    
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  • South Carolina                                       December  2005
    Officers arrested a man for shoplifting and on outstanding warrants.  The man was handcuffed, shackled, and placed in the back seat of a caged police car.  While being transported, the man was able to escaped by breaking down the back door of the police car and he fled on foot.  Officers searched the area and captured the man a short time later.
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  • Kentucky                                                December  2005
    Officers encountered a juvenile, who was on court-ordered curfew.  When the officers told the juvenile he had to leave because of the curfew, the juvenile then became belligerent.  Officers took the juvenile into custody for the violation and placed him in the back seat of a police car where the juvenile kicked the inside of the cruiser causing damage to the police car door handle.
     
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  • Kentucky                                                December  2005
    An officer stopped a subject for reckless driving.  The officer instructed the subject to get out of the car which he did, but shortly after that; the subject jumped back into the car and attempted to drive away.  The officer jumped in the driver's seat, on the subject before he took off.  The officer was dragged about 500 feet with one of his legs hanging out of the car and was treated at the hospital.  
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  • South Dakota                                         December  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for DUI, handcuffed the subject with his hands in front and put him in the back seat of a patrol car.  The subject was able to get out of the back seat of the patrol car and run away while the officer was searching the subject's car.  When the arresting officer and another officer went to the address the subject gave, they saw him in the house with a firearm and the subject fired off.  A Special Response Team was called in and officers evacuated some residences in the area.  After several hours of negotiation, the subject surrendered peacefully; about 8 hours after the traffic stop.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         December  2005
    An officer arrested a man for drunk driving.  During transport to jail, the man kicked out the passenger side rear window of the police car.
     
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  • Wyoming                                                December  2005
    Police fought with and arrested a man who broke into a woman's apartment and physically attacked her.  After officers arrested the man, he was placed in the back seat of a patrol car where he kicked out a window.
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  • Michigan                                                December  2005
    Police responded to a call of a man who ran over a mail box.  An officer saw and man running into an apartment.  When the officer went to the apartment, the man tried to push the officer out.  Both men fell through a storm door and the man had to be subdued.  Once inside the police car, the man repeatedly tried to kick out a window and bent the door frame.    

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  • Missouri                                                  December  2005
    A man was arrested for a probation violation.  The handcuffed man was being transported in the back seat of a police car when he claimed he needed to vomit.  When the officer pulled to the shoulder and opened the police car door, the man lunged at the officer knocking him back.  The man fled on foot and the officer was unable to catch him.
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  • Utah                                                       December  2005
    An officer was going to arrest a subject for three outstanding warrants on drug-related charges.  The officer told the subject of the warrants, and the subject asked if he could put his slippers on that were in the back of his car.  Instead of getting the slippers, the subject fled down an incline off the freeway, over a barbed wire fence and through a field. An officer chasing the subject got caught on the barbed wire and was submerged in 4 feet of cold water, and had to be treated for hypothermia.

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  • Ohio                                                       December  2005
    A trooper stopped a vehicle that matched the description of being involved in a break-in.  Two men and a woman were detained in police cars while officers searched the premises.  The one man kicked out the Plexiglas divider in one of the police car between the front and back seats, opened the front door of the police car and fled.  He was not handcuffed and had not been arrested yet.    
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  • Alabama                                                December  2005
    Police arrested a subject for drug charges and while handcuffed, kicked out a window in the back seat of a police car.     
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  • Florida                                                   December  2005
    An inmate was being transported to a hearing when the private security van he was riding in broke down.  The van driver was at gas station parking lot getting the transport van repaired when a prisoner jumped out and escaped while a guard was loading prisoners up.

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  • Utah                                                       December  2005
    Police arrested a man who was trying to use stolen checks and who had outstanding warrants.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a caged police car, the man managed to get out of the patrol car and fled foot while the officer talked to another suspect.

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  • Ohio                                                       December  2005
    Police stopped a vehicle during a normal traffic stop, and saw drugs, scales, and masks in the car.  During the traffic stop, the officer also found a weapon and body armor, but both suspects fought with, then fled police on foot when officers attempted to arrest them.
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  • Florida                                                   November  2005
    Officers arrested a man on a warrant for firearm and drug violations while on probation.  The man was handcuffed and being transported to jail when he was able to slip one hand out of the handcuffs and roll the window down of the police car.  When the police car turned the corner, the man jumped out of the window of the police car and ran.  He was found hiding under a broken down RV but would not come out on his own.  A police dog was sent under the RV with the man being bitten twice.  The man was transported to a hospital, then jail.

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  • Connecticut                                            November  2005
    A woman was arrested and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The woman slipped a handcuff off hand, reached into the front compartment from the back seat and opened the rear passenger window.  The woman reached outside and opened the police car door.  The woman fled on foot, but was captured a short time later. 
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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    An officer was transporting a subject to jail shoplifting.  The subject used his own handcuff key to remove his handcuffs and get away.
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  • Georgia                                                  November  2005
    Officers arrested a man for drug and weapon charges.  The man was in a police transport van being transported to jail when the man picked a lock on the back door of the transport van and fled on foot.        
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  • Ohio                                                       November  2005
    Police arrested a man who was attempting to kill his wife with a gun.  The man kicked his wife, then got a rifle and fired several shots at her.  When deputies arrived, he was reloading the rifle.  During transport, the man tried to kick a window out of the police car.
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  • Montana                                                 November  2005
    A man was arrested for drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car while the officer interviewed another person.  The arrested man kicked out the window of a patrol car and fled on foot, but was captured.

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  • Illinois                                                    November  2005
    Police arrested a man who refused to pay a cab fare and causing a disturbance.  When police arrived, the man ran at officers and had to be restrained by officers.  One officer used a Taser in an attempt to restrain the man.  After being placed in a police car, the man kicked and broke out a police car window.  The man then tried to hop away from officers after he was placed in leg restraints.    
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  • Maryland                                                November  2005
    A prisoner was being transported to another facility when he jumped out of a transport van when the van stopped at an intersection.  The prisoner fled on foot and not captured.
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  • Colorado                                               November  2005
    A drunken driver was arrested a put into the front seat of the patrol car due to a K-9 which was in the back seat.  While the deputy was inventorying the subject's vehicle, the subject managed to contort his handcuffed arms from behind his back, unbuckle his seatbelt and drive off in a patrol car.  Other officers gave chase, with the subject hitting several mailboxes and a fire hydrant.  The chase ended three minutes after it began on a dead end road.  The subject got out of the patrol car with his hands still handcuffed and was taken back into custody
    .  The police dog was shaken but unharmed and the patrol car had to be towed.  Sheriff's Deputy said, "it was not a laughing matter."  "Nobody's looking at it as being funny. It's a serious thing, and we want to make sure it doesn't happen again."
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  • Tennessee                                             November  2005
    An officer arrested a lady involved in a robbery.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car while officers were speaking with the lady's father.  While the officers were talking to the lady's father, the lady managed to escape from both the handcuffs and the patrol car.  After escaping the patrol car the lady stole her fatherís pickup truck.  2 officers attempted to pull her from the pickup, but she sped away, dragging the two officers for a short distance before they fell to the pavement, slightly injuring both officers.  Officers chased the lady in the stolen pickup with the lady colliding with a patrol car head on.  The stolen pickup was ďspun outĒ by a deputy with some patrol car damage.  The lady was taken into custody for a second time and taken to a hospital then to jail.  After the accident and spin out, both of those officers were treated at a hospital.
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  • Iowa                                                       November  2005
    A deputy tried to stop a man for a traffic violation, and the man did not stop.  The man continued to flee and drove through a fence, backed into a patrol car, through a deep ditch, crossed a road, and struck an embankment, then taken into custody.  A trooper took the man to the hospital for an examination, but the man fought the trooper at the hospital.  Another officer assisted the trooper and was transporting the man on to jail.  During the transport, the man tried to kick out the rear window of the patrol car.

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  • South Dakota                                         November  2005
    Police arrested a drunk driver in a stolen vehicle which led them on a chase.  The driver was arrested and placed in the back seat of a police car where he broke out a window of the police car.  
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  • Connecticut                                            November  2005
    While police were investigating a shooting, they arrested another man on narcotics charges.  While in the back seat, the man tried to kick out the windows of the police car. 
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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    Police went to arrest a man for drunk driving, but the man fought officers.  The man kicked one officer and spit on another.  After being handcuffed and placed in a police car, the man tried to kick out a police car window.

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  • Wisconsin                                              November  2005
    A teenager escaped authorities while he was being transported to a juvenile detention facility.  The teen slipped his hands out of handcuffs, slipped off his boots, and took off running after the deputy stopped the patrol car outside the detention facility.  
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  • Illinois                                                    November  2005
    Police responded to a hit-and-run accident and later located a vehicle matching the description.  The female driver was arrested for driving under the influence.  During the arrest, a juvenile was also arrested for obstructing a peace officer and aggravated battery to a police officer.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the juvenile kicked the back window out of the police car.   
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  • Alaska                                                   November  2005
    A DUI Enforcement Team tried to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation.  As a trooper activated emergency lights and siren, the vehicle kept driving with the driver looking back at troopers.  The vehicle finally stopped and troopers attempted to arrest the driver who resisted. After his arrest, he kicked out the passenger side, rear window of the patrol car.  Damages were estimated at $400.   
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  • California                                               November  2005
    A man was arrested after he was found trying to get cash with a fraudulent credit card.  Deputies made contact with the man who fled on foot, but apprehended a short distance later.  During a vehicle search, deputies located a loaded semi-automatic weapon, drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The man was placed in custody and into the back of a patrol car, where he kicked out a window of the police car.
     
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  • Michigan                                                November  2005
    Officers were called to a residence about an out of control person under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Officers went inside the house where the suspect was holed up in a bedroom sitting on a television set that was on the floor.  When officers tried to get him to come out of the bedroom he swore at them and lunged at one officer.  Police struggled briefly with the person and used a Taser to subdue and handcuff him.   When the officers got the suspect to the patrol car he became combative again and kicked one of the officers in the head then tried to kick out a window of the police car while in the back seat.    
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  • California                                               November  2005
    Police chased a man for about 3 hours before officers were able to put spike strips down and the driver finally surrendering.  Once arrested the man was placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked a widow out of the patrol car.
     
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  • Virginia                                                  November  2005
    Officers were dispatched to a bar for an assault.  While police talked with a woman, a man took off on foot and was chased down by police.  After being handcuffed and placed in the police car, the man kicked the right rear window out of the police car.

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  • Wyoming                                                November  2005
    A woman was pepper sprayed and arrested after a second biting attack in three days.  When an officer told her that she was under arrest, she hit him on the head with a vehicle's arm rest and fought with other officers.  The lady continued fighting after she was removed from her car and then bit the same policeman on the leg.  Police pepper sprayed her as she continued struggling and put her into a patrol car.  After being put in the patrol car, the lady tore off weather stripping and damaged the inside microphone as she tried to kick out a window.

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  • California                                               November  2005
    A arrested a man who was threatening a couple with a knife and being uncooperative.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.  While being transported to the jail, the man tried to kick out the patrol car window.  The deputy stopped to check on the man, but as the deputy was getting ready to open the back door of the patrol car; the man kicked it open into the deputy.  The  deputy suffered arm, wrist and other injuries, but no broken bones.  
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  • Tennessee                                             November  2005
    A juvenile detainee was able to opened his leg shackles and handcuffs with a paper clip during transport.  When officials opened the transport van doors to unload the detainee, he was able to escape and fled on foot.

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  • West Virginia                                        November  2005
    A woman was arrested for shoplifting and driving drunk.  After she was handcuffed and placed into the back seat of a patrol car, the woman kicked the Trooper several times in the chest and arms.  
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  • Alaska                                                   November  2005
    Police arrested a man after he refused to leave a hotel.  The man fought with police and was handcuffed then placed in a police car where he kicked out a window out of the police car.  
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  • Oklahoma                                              November  2005
    A burglar who stole loaded guns and a uniform of a state law enforcement officer.   Stolen were: two shotguns, a semiautomatic rifle and a .40-caliber pistol plus a "State Agent" jacket and body armor.       
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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    Robbery detectives arrested a man on a warrant and placed the handcuffed man in the back seat of the detective unit.  The detective then called for a patrol car to transport the man to jail.  During transport to jail, the man was able to slip his arms out of the handcuffs.  As the officer opened the police car door to removed the man from the back seat, he fled on foot.  The man was captured over 3 hours later.

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  • New Jersey                                            November  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who was impersonating an officer.  The subject cursed at officers and resisting being handcuffed.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car, the subject laid down in the back seat and attempted to kick out the window.  Officers opened the police car door and ordered him to stop, but he kept kicking; so they had to subdue him with pepper spray.
     
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  • Florida                                                   November  2005
    Police arrested three teens who were shooting at vehicles with pellet and paintball guns.  While in the back seat of a police car, the teens tried to escape by pushing down the police car window, reaching out to the handle, opening the door, and running away.

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  • California                                               November  2005
    Officers responded to a noise complaint and arrested an intoxicated female who shoved one of the officers.  The female was handcuffed and placed into the back seat of a police car where she managed to get out of the handcuffs and escape the police car.  The female was captured after short chase.

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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    A subject was arrested for striking his grandfather and injuring him.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car and transported to jail.  When the officer open the back door to remove the subject, the subject jumped out and fled on foot.  The subject was captured a short distance away.  One officer was slightly injured.

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  • Pennsylvania                                         November  2005
    An officer located and arrested a man who attacked a girl and fled on foot.  During court, the man was combative and additional officers were called to court.  After court, the officers placed the man into the police car where the man slipped out of his waist restraint and kicked out the rear driver's side window of the police car.  Damage to the police car is estimated at $1,154.00. 
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  • Connecticut                                            November  2005
    Police were responding to a noise complaint when an officer discovered an intoxicated 16-year-old boy in the road.  The officer placed the boy in custody and into the back seat of the police car.  The boy kicked out police car's rear window, and started spitting on the officer and police car. 
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  • Louisiana                                               November  2005
    Police arrested a man while fleeing on foot from the scene of a home burglary.  The man was placed in the back seat of a police car, while officers investigated the incident.  During that time, the man kicked out a rear window of the police car and ran away.  The man overpowered a person and took their car leading police, from six jurisdictions, on a high-speed pursuit.  Officers managed to stop the stolen vehicle, but the man shot himself.  He was admitted to the hospital.      
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  • California                                               November  2005
    Officers arrested a man who had no driver's license and a felony warrant for cultivating marijuana.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.  While an officer was taking inventory of the man's car, the man kicked out the rear window of a police car and attempted to escape. 

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  • Georgia                                                  November  2005
    Officers searched for a man who fled from police as he was being transported to jail.   The man was arrested on charges of marijuana possession and child cruelty charges.  The man had plastic restraints on his hands when he jumped from the police car when an officer opened the door to escort him and two other inmates inside the jail.  During the search, eight public schools were placed in a lockdown mode.  The man was taken back into custody without incident about 4 1/2 hours after the escape.        
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  • Missouri                                                  November  2005
    Authorities from multiple agencies assisted in a search of a prisoner who escaped from jail by stealing a patrol car.  The prisoner was in jail for first degree assault and armed criminal action following a murder.  The prisoner was restrained in handcuffs and placed in the front seat of the patrol car.  The prisoner managed to remove his handcuffs and lock the patrol car's doors after deputy exited the patrol car.  The prisoner found and pressed the button to open the garage door, then sped away in the stolen patrol car.   A department spokesman said "as embarrassing as the situation may be, we need to take this and make it a learning example for all of us and what can happen and better our department from it."  
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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    A man was arrested for possessing a handgun and assault on a family member.  Deputies arrested the man who became combative.  The man kicked the rear window out of the patrol car he was being transported in causing damage to the window frame.

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  • Michigan                                                November  2005
    While officers chased after a subject on foot, a subject stole their police car.  The police car was found abandoned, but the police shotgun had been stolen from the stolen police car.    

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  • California                                               November  2005
    After fighting with security personnel at a casino, police arrested a lady and placed her in a patrol car.  She began banging on the metal cage and kicked an officer. 
     
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  • Alabama                                                November  2005
    During serving of a search warrant, officers discovered a meth lab.  A man secured in the back seat of a deputy's patrol car was able to escape and flee into a wooded area.     
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  • Alabama                                                November  2005
    Residents saw a man break into a home and steal several items.  Officers stopped the man's car a short time later and found stolen items in the car.   The man resisted arrest, and when officers put him in the patrol car the man kicked out a window.     
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  • Arkansas                                                November  2005
    Police arrested a subject who tried to rob three other men while pretending to be armed.  Police found the subject being held down by one of the victims.  During transport to jail, the subject became violent and began kicking the door of the police car. 

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  • New Jersey                                            November  2005
    Officers attempted to arrest a man for disorderly conduct when the man fought officers.  Officers were able to handcuff the man and put him in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man slipped his hands from behind his back and kicked out the right rear window.
     
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  • Pennsylvania                                         November  2005
    Police picked up two men for a burglary and they were handcuffed then placed in a police car.  While the officer were gathering more information, one of the prisoners was able to slip out of one of his handcuffs before opening a safety window between the back and front seats of the patrol car.  The man got into the driver seat of the police car and sped off.  An officer chased the stolen police car and that officer crashed their police car through a fence, into a house and the police car burst into flames.  The prisoner ditched the stolen police car and fled on foot.  The officer's injuries are not considered life-threatening. 
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  • Maine                                                     November  2005
    An officer stopped a subject for speeding and during a driver's license check, found the subject was in violation of bail conditions.  The officer attempted to arrest the subject who fled on foot and then fought with the officer when caught.  The subject was handcuffed with his hands behind his back and locked in the back seat of a police cruiser while the officers searched the subject's vehicle.  During the search, the subject was able to escape from the police cruiser and fled the scene.   
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  • Arkansas                                                November  2005
    Police arrested a lady for public intoxication and carrying a weapon after fighting with police.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The lady began to kick the window and door of the police car.  Officers told her to stop kicking the police car window, but she continued so officers hog tied the lady to prevent the kicking. 

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  • Ohio                                                       November  2005
    Officers arrested a man for theft and assault and placed him in the back seat of a patrol car.  During transport to jail, the man  became extremely combative in the back seat of the patrol car, continued to kick the rear of the patrol car, and scream.

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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    Deputies were transporting a 16 year old male to a juvenile center when the subject was able to escape.  The subject lost his clothing and was able to flee from police naked.
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  • Connecticut                                            November  2005
    During the arrest of a woman for violation of a protective order, the handcuffed woman struck two police officers and attempted to kick out a police car window which caused damage. 
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  • Ohio                                                       November  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject who entered a home by force and threatened a boy.  While the subject was in the police car, he kicked the left rear passenger door, forcing the window off its track.
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  • Texas                                                     November  2005
    Two prison guards shackled a prisoner and placed him in the back of a van to transport him to the hospital after he complained of not feeling well.  When they got to the hospital, the restraints were there but the prisoner was no where to be seen.  Authorities believe the prisoner was able to slip through a van window without being detected.
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  • Ohio                                                       October  2005
    Officers went to a subject's home to question him about a telephone harassment complaint.  Officers smelled marijuana smoke when the subject opened the residence door.  The subject refused to let officers in, so they returned about an hour later with a search warrant and found about three pounds of marijuana inside the residence.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a police car, but he escaped through a window.  The subject was found a short time later in a neighborís garage.
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  • Colorado                                               October  2005
    Police chased a woman in a station wagon up to the house after becoming suspicious of her erratic driving.  The woman was arrested attempted to escape.  The woman also attempted to escape from the police cruiser twice and did get away when officers were searching her purse, but was captured a short distance away.

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  • Wisconsin                                              October  2005
    Police arrested a man who was drinking in public.  The man threw a beer bottle against a wall where it shattered, sending shards of glass flying toward officers and private vehicles parked on the street.  The man ran from the scene and after being caught, refused to cooperate when officers handcuffed him.  They placed him in the back seat of a police car and, while they wrote up the citation, the man began to kick out the rear window of the police car.  Officers had to use pepper spray to subdue the man.   
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  • Georgia                                                  October  2005
    Officers responded to a call of a man who was fighting with his girlfriend.  The man ran off in one direction while his girlfriend took off in another direction.  At some point while officers gave chase on foot, the man jumped into an empty police car and drove off.  The man then got on the police radio in the police car and started making threats.  He advised over the radio that he had unhooked the shotgun in the police car and was going to kill everybody.  The threats triggered an intense manhunt over an eight-square-mile area. At one point, up to 100 officers were helping in the search.  Officers arrested and recovered the stolen shotgun and police cruiser.
     
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  • Illinois                                                    October  2005
    An officer found a man asleep in a van.  The man was handcuffed and became combative, attempting to kick two of the officers at the scene.  The man was then further restrained with leg irons and placed in the holding cage of a police car.  While confined inside the police car, the man managed to elevate his feet and kick one of the police car's windows, bowing it outward from the impact.  An additional restraint device was then attached to the man's feet to immobilize them.  
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  • Washington                                            October  2005
    A Trooper had a man in custody and handcuffed in the back seat of the patrol car when the man kicked out the back window. 
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  • Kentucky                                                October  2005
    Police arrested a man for trafficking a controlled substance.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While being transported to jail, the man was able to roll down the window and jump out of the police car.  The suspect open the window even though his hands were cuffed.
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  • Massachusetts                                        October  2005
    Police arrested a subject for breaking and entering.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car while the officer went to speak to the reporting party.  The subject was able to removed the plastic shield between the front and back seats while handcuffed, crawled into the front seat and escaped through the cruiser's front door. 

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  • Massachusetts                                        October  2005
    A Trooper arrested a subject who was charged with motor vehicle violations and giving a false name to an officer.  The subject was placed in a patrol car for transport to court when the Trooper went back inside to get another prisoner.  The man was able to get out of the patrol car and fled on foot.  The subject car jacked another person and later turned himself in. 

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  • Wisconsin                                              October  2005
    Police arrested a man and a woman for public drunk.  During transport to jail, the woman kicked out the separation screen (between the front and back seats) and yelled, forcing the officer to stop and try to secure her.
     
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  • Texas                                                     October  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject with outstanding warrants.  The subject was placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  While deputies were dealing with a tow truck that arrived, the subject crawled over the front seat and escaped.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         October  2005
    An officer transported a subject to a wrecker service to get his car.  The subject, who wasn't in custody at the time, was sitting in the back seat of the new, marked police car when the officer stepped outside the police car.  As the officer return to the police car, the officer noticed the subject had slid through the small plexiglass window separating the front and back seats, put the car in gear and drove north.  The stolen police car was finally found abandoned and the subject turned himself in at a police station.

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  • Vermont                                                 October  2005
    Police arrested a lady who was under the influence.  The handcuffed lady was placed in the patrol car where she began repeatedly smashing the windshield.  The lady then kicked the interior of the cruiser, damaging the passenger's side door, and the radio to the car while being transporting to the police station. 

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  • Georgia                                                  October  2005
    Deputies arrested a man after a call about violating a family violence order.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer was gathering witness information, the man began kicking the police car windows and banging his head on the police car's cage.  The man was able to free himself from one of the handcuffs, hit two deputies, and spat in the face of a female deputy before kicking her in the knee.  The man was subdued with pepper spray.
     
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  • Texas                                                     October  2005
    A deputy arrested a 17 year old boy at a juvenile party.  The boy, was placed in the back seat of the patrol car where he kicked the police car causing damage to the top part of the patrol car's rear door and the steel cage separating the front and back seats.

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  • Iowa                                                       October  2005
    A deputy arrested an intoxicated man and placed the handcuffed man in the patrol car.  While the deputy was assisting other officers, the man was able to get out of the patrol car and escape.  The man was later found at a residence.  
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  • New Jersey                                            October  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for hitting a woman.  The handcuffed subject was being transported to jail, when he kicked out a back window of the patrol car.   
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  • Alabama                                                October  2005
    Officers arrested a combative man who was causing a disturbance.  The man was placed in the back seat of a police car where he banged his head on the window and kicked out a back window of the police car.    
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  • Texas                                                     October  2005
    After being arrested, a man kicked out the back window of a police car.

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  • California                                               October  2005
    Police stopped a woman after she ran a stop sign, and driving at night with the vehicle headlights off.  Officers handcuffed her, placed her into a patrol car, and shut the doors.  While police were searching her car, she somehow managed to escape.
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  • Michigan                                                October  2005
    Police arrested a woman for cocaine possession.  The woman was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car and transported to jail.  While being taken to jail, she complained of being hot and getting sick, so an officer lowered the police car's rear window.  Just before arriving at jail, the woman slipped her handcuffed hands from back to front, reached through the open window to unlock the police car's rear door and ran off.  A citizen spotted the woman and called police who captured her again.  

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  • Maine                                                     October  2005
    Police arrested four juveniles.  One juvenile kicked out a police car window and tried to escape.  Another juvenile managed to bring her handcuffs out from behind her back, open the police car door, and start to run away. 
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  • Alabama                                                October  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who was driving a stolen jeep.  The subject was captured in a wooded area and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject was able to escape, steal the police car, and attempted to run over two deputies who fired shots.    
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  • Pennsylvania                                         October  2005
    Police arrested a lady for prostitution and was transporting the lady in the back seat of the police car.  The officer rolled down a back seat window after the lady started to cough and complain about having trouble breathing.  The handcuffed lady reached out the window and opened the car door.  The lady fled on foot, but was captured a short time later.

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  • Rhode Island                                          October  2005
    Police arrested three intoxicated subjects.  One subject kicked at the back door and window of the police car.  
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  • Oklahoma                                              October  2005
    An officer stopped a stolen vehicle which was weaving in and out of traffic.  During the traffic stop, a man stopped at the traffic stop and told the officer the subject had just stole gasoline. While the officer was getting information from the man, the subject returned to the stolen vehicle and drove off.  The subject crashes the stolen vehicle and fled on foot.  After about a 4 hour search, the subject was spotted and arrested.       
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  • Virginia                                                  October  2005
    Officers arrested a man who stabbed his wife multiple times during an argument.  The man was arrested and placed in the back seat of a deputy's patrol car, kicked out one of the back windows.
     
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  • Illinois                                                    October  2005
    A corrections officer was transporting a 15 year old to a detention center when the boy slid his cuffed hands between the cage in the back seat and began choking the corrections officer.  The officer stopped the vehicle, and the boy began punching the back window, then laid across the back seat and smashed the window with his feet.  The boy then crawled out of the car ran a short distance before the officer and a citizen apprehended him again. The boy was injured, the officer refused treatment.  
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  • California                                               October  2005
    A man stopped for speeding was found to have also kidnapped and beat his ex-girlfriend.  The man faked a series of seizures before he was arrested.  After being arrested, the man kicked the window out of a patrol car.
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  • Utah                                                       October  2005
    Police arrested two intoxicated subjects who broke out a store window.  Officers had to fight one subject, but was able to handcuff him and placed him in the back seat of the police car.  While in the police car, the subject took a large bite out of the vinyl police car seat damaging it.  During that time, the other subject tried to run from the scene; but was captured.  The second subject was placed in a different patrol car where he kicked the passenger side door, breaking the armrest and causing about 500 dollars in damage.  Salt Lake City Police Detective said, "We deal with combative individuals quite a bit, but a lot of times they're cooperative with officers. These two were more combative after they were placed in cuffs and placed in the back of the vehicle, and then we had to put leg restraints on them to keep them from restraining the inside of the vehicles and damaging them any further."

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  • Connecticut                                            October  2005
    A man was caught selling drugs and arrested.  The handcuffed man was able to slip an arm out of his handcuffs, escaped from the back seat of a patrol car and ran away.  Officers caught up with the man who swung the handcuffs at them, the man was shot with a Taser as he continued to resist; but was finally arrested again. 
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  • Michigan                                                October  2005
    Police arrested an eleven-year-old girl who attacked another child on a school bus.  After being taken into custody, the girl was placed in a police car where she kicked out the passenger side window and bent the frame of the police cruiser.  

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  • New York                                               October  2005
    An officer was shoved when officers tried to intervene in a fight.  The subject was arrested and placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked out two back windows.    
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  • Texas                                                     October  2005
    Police were investigating an accident where the subject ran another vehicle off the road.  The intoxicated subject was arrested and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  The laid down in the back seat, then kicked out a back window of the police car.
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  • Florida                                                   October  2005
    Police arrested a man who kidnapped a boy and the boy's father wrestled to the ground until police arrived.  After being placed in the back seat of a police car, the man tried to kick out the window's of the police car.

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  • California                                               October  2005
    Officers arrested a woman and a man in a wheelchair for shoplifting and placed each subject in separate police cars.  While the officers searched the couple's vehicle, the man slipped off the handcuffs, crawled through the window in the security barrier that separates the front and back seats, and sped away.  Officers found the police car abandoned later.
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  • Alabama                                                October  2005
    Officers were transporting a woman from one jail to another when she asked officers to roll down the back window.  As officers were stopped at an intersection, the woman slipped out of the handcuffs and bailed out of the window and fled on foot.  
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  • Alabama                                                October  2005
    An officer arrested a man for driving while his license was suspended.  The officer put the handcuffed man in the back seat of the police car and inventoried the man's vehicle finding marijuana and a handgun.  During the inventory, the man was able to escape from the back seat of the police car and fled on foot.  
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  • Missouri                                                  October  2005
    Officers arrested two men at home for drug trafficking and distribution.  After being handcuffed, one man attempted to run.  
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  • California                                               October  2005
    A handcuffed subject was the back seat of a police car in the police parking garage when the subject was able to squeeze out of one of the police car's windows.  The subject waited in the garage for a few moments until one of the entrance gates opened, and then fled on foot.  A patrol officer spotted the handcuffed subject and arrested him again.

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  • Louisiana                                               October  2005
    Police arrested a subject connection with a residential burglary investigation. While the deputy was transporting the subject for booking, the subject was able to jump out of the patrol car's window when the deputy stopped at a stop sign.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         October  2005
    Police attempted to stop a man who rammed his vehicle head-on into another patrol car.  The officer was injured and after being taken into custody, the man kicked out a rear side window of a patrol car.

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  • Texas                                                     September  2005
    An officer handcuffed and detained a male and female for fraud and possession of a stolen vehicle.  While the officer searched the vehicle, the female was able to slip out of her handcuffs and steal the police car.  The female almost ran over a back-up officer at the scene and later abandoned the police car and fled on foot.
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  • Wisconsin                                              September  2005
    Police were escorting a subject to jail in the back seat of a police car when the subject suddenly kicked out the rear passenger window and dove head first out of the moving police car.  The subject was properly handcuffed and was able to contort his body enough to "step through" his locked arms and bring them from behind his back to his front.  He eluded authorities over 24 hours. 
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  • Nevada                                                 September  2005
    An officer saw two females fighting and one lying nearby with a head injury.  The officer stopped and broke up the fight with assistance from a security officer from a local club.  The females were handcuffed and placed in the patrol car, when one of the females slipped her handcuffs off and attempted to kick the windows out.  While being re-cuffed, she punched the deputy.
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  • Ohio                                                       September  2005
    An older woman waited inside a police car for her vehicle to be towed from a ditch.  While the officer was out of the police car, the woman drove off in the police car.  The police car was found abandoned and the woman captured as she tried to take another car.

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  • Massachusetts                                        September  2005
    Police arrested a man who broke into a house and attempted to strangle a woman while she was trying to dial 911.  The woman's husband pulled the suspect off and the suspect assaulted the husband.  Police found the man and after a struggle, arrested him.  While in the back seat of the police car, the man kicked out a rear side window of the police car.  
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  • Michigan                                                September  2005
    A deputy arrested a subject for driving under the influence and placed the handcuffed subject in the patrol car.  While talking to the man's passenger, the man escaped from the patrol car and fled without being located.

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  • Ohio                                                       September  2005
    Police arrested a subject who chased a man with an ax and threaten to shoot other people.  While in custody, the subject slipped his handcuffs from behind his back and kicked the police car's door open to escape.  Police used pepper spray after he refused to cooperate and tried to get away again.  The subject was slightly injured.

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  • Georgia                                                  September  2005
    A deputy located a boy sleeping under a tree and gave the boy a ride home.  The deputy left the boy in the patrol car while he went to make contact with the boy's parents.  The deputy had left the patrol car running and the air conditioner on to keep the boy cool. When the deputy went to the door, the teen slipped into the front seat of the patrol car and drove away.  Other officers chased the boy who lost control and crashed the patrol car before being taken into custody.
     
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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    A deputy arrested a delusional for assault.  The lady hit her husband then kicked the deputy as he arrested her.  Several deputies arrived to escort the lady to a patrol car, where she started banging her head against the cage and trying to kick out the window.

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  • California                                               September  2005
    Officers stopped and arrested two intoxicated people.  Once placed in the police car one of them started kicking causing damage.

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  • Vermont                                                 September  2005
    Officers arrested an intoxicated man who was furnishing alcohol to minors.  While sitting in the back seat of the police car, the man tried to kick out the back window of the police car.

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  • Illinois                                                    September  2005
    Police arrested a man for domestic battery and placed him in the back seat of a police car, where he tried to kick out the window.  
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  • West Virginia                                         September  2005
    An officer arrested an intoxicated man who was involved in a motor vehicle crash.  While being handcuffed, the man resisted arrest and broke free.  The man swung at the officer and struck him in the mouth with a handcuff, chipping off part of a tooth. Once the man was placed in the police car, the man tried to kick out the rear window.
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  • New York                                               September  2005
    After a subject was arrested for driving under the influence and placed in a police car, the subject's friend opened the police car door to let the subject out.  Police were able to captured and arrest again the subject plus the friend. 
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  • Michigan                                                September  2005
    An officer arrested a man following a drug raid and placed the handcuffed man in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer was searching the area, the man was able to escape through a window of the police car.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         September  2005
    Police arrested a man for endangering children.  After being taken into custody and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man kicked out a window of the police car and escaped.  The man then tried to steal a truck and eventually taken into custody
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  • Pennsylvania                                         September  2005
    Officers arrested the subject for disorderly conduct.  After being handcuffed and put into a police car, the subject kicked out a police car window and damaged the door frame.

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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    A deputy arrested a subject who had an outstanding warrant, driving while his license was suspended, and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.  The subject was placed in handcuffs and put in the back seat of a caged patrol car with window bars, while deputies searched the subject's home.  Deputies found stolen credit cards, cocaine and other items.  Deputies returned to the patrol car to find the subject had escaped.
    "We have no clue how he got out. The deputy took all of the necessary precautions.  We suspect someone let him out."

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  • Mississippi                                              September  2005
    Police transported a handcuffed subject to court and when the officer opened the police car door, the subject fled on foot.

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  • Maine                                                     September  2005
    An officer arrested a subject who was intoxicated and assaulted a woman.  The subject resisted arrest so the officer used Mace to subdue him and placed the handcuffed subject behind the cage in the back seat of the police car.  During transport to jail, the subject asked the officer to open a window for air because of the effects of the Mace.  When the officer opened the window, the subject tried to jump headfirst out of the window while the police car was moving at 55 mph, but his feet became entangled in the cage.  When the officer slowed the police car, the subject fell headfirst onto the pavement.  The subject suffered a large cut to his head, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released to jail.
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  • Virginia                                                  September  2005
    An officer detained three male students after they had walked away for a learning center .  One of the males became combative and other officers arrived on the scene to assist.  When the student was informed he was under arrest and was placed in a squad car, he then began kicking on a back window of the squad, causing damage to it.  
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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    Officers attempted to arrest a subject who had stolen checks and attempted to cash one.  When officers arrive, the subject who was in her vehicle gunned the engine and ran into a police car attempting to get away.  The officer converged on the vehicle and fired a taser at one of the two subjects inside but missed.  One subject fled on foot, but was captured.  The other subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officers were gathering information, someone yelled that one of the subjects were escaping.  One of the subjects had  slipped her handcuffs, broke the plexiglass divider between the front and back seats of the police car, crawled over the divider, and getting into the driver's seat of the police car when she was stopped.

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  • Nevada                                                 September  2005
    Police stopped a subject and arrested him for having fictitious registration.  After being handcuffed and placed in the police car, the subject kicked out the rear window of the patrol car and escaped through it.  Police found him hiding in a back yard near where he was first arrested.

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  • New York                                               September  2005
    Police arrested a man who broke a glass door at a hotel and after trying to kick out a police car window. 
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  • Ohio                                                       September  2005
    Police arrested a man after driving off from a traffic stop and crashing into vehicles.  The man was put in a police car, but was able to get out through a window of the police car and had to be caught again.

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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    A woman was arrested for biting her husband and taken to a patrol car where she kicked the windows.
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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    A deputy placed a handcuffed man in the back seat of a patrol car while waiting for a tow truck.  The man managed to get in the front seat of the car while handcuffed, and speed away.
      During the chase of the stolen patrol car, another police car going to help lost control and ran into a house causing extensive damages to the patrol car, a vehicle, and the house (News Link).
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  • Maine                                                     September  2005
    A deputy arrested a lady for driving under the influence.  The lady was handcuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of the patrol car.  While the deputy was interviewing a witness, the lady was able to maneuver herself so her hands were in front of her. The lady then got into the driver's seat of the patrol car and sped away, striking the deputy.  The deputy shot at the tires as it was fleeing away in an attempt to stop it.  The patrol car was found abandoned later with a flat tire.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         September  2005
    Police arrested a subject after finding a handgun.  After being handcuffed, the subject fled on foot; but was captured after falling in an alley struggling with officers.  The subject was then placed in a patrol car, where the subject kicked out a window.  Glass sprayed on an officer which had to be treated at a hospital.
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  • Tennessee                                             September  2005
    Police arrested a man for DUI and placed him handcuffed in the back seat of the police car.  The man was able to kick out a window of the police car and then hit the window with his head.

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  • Nevada                                                 September  2005
    Officers arrested a man on burglary charges.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man was able to get into the front seat of the patrol car and speed away.  The man crashed the patrol car a short distance away, but then escaped on foot by jumping over a wall.  Two schools went into lockdown while police searched for the man, who was soon spotted driving away in a minivan.  Police chased the minivan and caught the man after he caused several minor collisions.  Two officers were injured with police cars and citizens cars being damaged.
             
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  • Oklahoma                                              September  2005
    Police handcuffed and loaded two suspects into the back seat of caged police cars for stealing a car and gas.  One subject was able to escape from the police car and fled on foot.  While officer chased and captured that subject, the second subject escaped from the back seat of that police car and also fled on foot; getting away.       
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  • Kentucky                                                September  2005
    Deputies arrested a man who was unauthorized to solicit money.  During a subsequent search, deputies discovered a controlled substance in an unmarked container as well as drug paraphernalia.  During the search, the man slipped out of handcuffs and attempted to escape. 
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  • Florida                                                   September  2005
    Deputies were transporting 42 inmates by bus from the main county jail to another jail.  An inmate seated in the back of the bus kicked out the upper window part of the rear emergency exit, and jumped out while the bus was traveling 50 miles an hour on the highway.  The driver heard the noise, saw the inmate jump out, turned the bus around and doubled back to find the inmate lying critically injured on the ground near where he fell.  During this time, another inmate on the bus slipped his handcuffs, got off the bus and ran away. He was recaptured a short time later.

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  • New York                                               September  2005
    An investigator was transporting a subject for questioning on sexual misconduct charges.  The subject jumped out of the police unit while handcuffed and attempted to flee on foot, but was captured again. 
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  • Nebraska                                               September  2005
    Police arrested a subject for DUI drugs after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the police car where he struggled and kicked out a police car window.  
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  • Alaska                                                   September  2005
    Police arrested a lady for DUI.  The lady resisted but was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  Once inside the police car, the lady kicked a door panel and caused an estimated $300 in damage.  
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  • Nevada                                                 September  2005
    Deputies arrested a man who assaulted two ladies, gave police a false name, and then hit a deputy in the face while resisting arrest.  Deputies pepper sprayed the man and after handcuffing him; placed the man in the back seat of a police car.  While deputies were waiting for witnesses to complete statements, the man kicked out a passenger side window and tried to escape.  The man and 2 deputies were treated for pepper spray effects.    
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  • Texas                                                     September  2005
    Officers arrested a man on drug charges.  The subject was able to work his way into the front seat of the police car and speed away, stealing the police car. The stolen police car was found two hours later, without the suspect.
     
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  • South Carolina                                       September  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated subject who kicked out the left rear window of a police car.
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  • Hawaii                                                   August  2005
    A man had been arrested for two outstanding warrants and a liquor violation.  The subject was handcuffed and awaiting transport to the police station when the officer's attention was diverted to help in the arrest of a combative male companion of the suspect. The man took advantage of the situation and fled the area on foot with his hands still cuffed behind his back.

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  • Illinois                                                    August  2005
    Officers responded to a stabbing and arrested a lady.  During transport, the lady kicked out a back window of the police car.  
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  • Massachusetts                                        August  2005
    Police were transported a subject to the police station, when the subject was able to slip out of the handcuffs.  When the officer went to get the subject out of the back seat, the subject fled on foot. 
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  • Indiana                                                  August  2005
    An officer arrested a lady for outstanding warrants and was transporting her to jail.  During the transport, the lady released the seatbelt and grabbed the officers gun.  The lady and officer fought over the holstered gun and the lady was able to pull the trigger which shot one round through the police car floorboard while still handcuffed.
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  • Florida                                                   August  2005
    An stopped a vehicle and arrested a subject.  Once in the patrol car, the subject broke the rear window of the patrol car.
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  • Wisconsin                                              August  2005
    A man admitted to police about a burglary and turned himself in.  Police handcuffed the man and drove him to a location to look for the items stolen.  While police were searching, the man escaped from the back seat of the police car and fled on foot into a wooded area.  Search dogs, searchers, and an airplane were unable to locate the man.
     
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  • Oklahoma                                              August  2005
    Officers arrested a subject for outstanding warrants.  The Subject was handcuffed and placed seatbelted in the front seat of the police car.  As the officers were talking outside the police car, the subject was able to get out of the police car.  The officers captured the subject again.   
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  • California                                               August  2005
    Police arrested a man and during transport to jail, broke out a police car window.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         August  2005
    An officer arrested a lady.  The lady was placed in the patrol car, where she began kicking a window and kicked the officer when he opened the car door.  The lady continued resisting and had to be subdued with pepper spray.

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  • Ohio                                                       August  2005
    During a traffic stop, police arrested a man for possession of crack cocaine and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  After being handcuffed the man was placed in the police car where he kicked a window out of the police car.
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  • Wisconsin                                              August  2005
    Police arrested a lady for driving under the influence.  After being placed in the back seat of the police car, she urinated in the seat.  The lady also kicked the rear passenger door and the cage divider between the front and back seats multiple times. 
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  • Colorado                                               August  2005
    Officers arrested a man for shoplifting.  While the handcuffed man was being transported in the back seat of a patrol car to the jail, the man kicked out the rear driver's side window.  The man then pushed himself through the window and fell head first onto the highway while the deputy was driving about 60 miles per hour.  The man then jumped up, ran off, and not found.
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  • New Jersey                                            August  2005
    Police arrested a subject for disorderly conduct.  After struggling with police, the subject was placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked out the rear patrol car window. Police subdued him with pepper spray.  
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  • Massachusetts                                        August  2005
    Police arrested a man who had two outstanding warrants.  The man was taken into custody and placed into the back seat of a police car.  The man kicked one of the police car's rear windows and popped it from the door frame. 
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  • Washington                                            August  2005
    An officer arrested a man who stole a pair of shoes.  While in custody, the man slammed his own head against the police car cage screen causing a laceration.  The man had to be hospitalized. 
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  • Connecticut                                            August  2005
    An officer stopped a subject who failed to stop for a red light.  The subject was arrested and placed unhandcuffed in the back seat of the police car.  As officers arranged to have his car towed, the subject ran.  An officer with a police dog spotted the subject about 2 1/2 hours later and the subject ran again.  The police dog bit him on the arms and legs, before he was taken into custody. 
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  • Virginia                                                  August  2005
    Two bank robbery suspects were placed in separate police cars and transported to jail.  As a deputy started to remove the suspect from the police car, the suspect pushed open the police car door and fled on foot.  Deputies, other officers, a police helicopter, and a canine unit searched for and found the suspect about one hour after he escaped. 
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  • Wisconsin                                              August  2005
    Police were called about a subject who was attempting to start a fight, but fled on foot when an officer arrived.  The subject caught and arrested, but after being placed in the back seat of a police car; he kicked out the back window.  During transport, officers had to stop to control the subject from spitting and then continue on to jail.  Flying glass struck 2 officers, one officer received staples for a laceration on his head and another officer had glass removed from his eye.  
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  • Virginia                                                  August  2005
    Two deputies were transporting a prisoner back to jail after a hospital trip; when the prisoner, despite being shackled at the wrists and ankles, kicked out both side windows in the back and bent the metal frames of both doors. 

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  • California                                               August  2005
    Police arrested a man who had two outstanding felony warrants.  After being placed in handcuffs, the man fled on foot.
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  • Ohio                                                       August  2005
    An intoxicated female was arrested when she took the vehicle keys and fled into a bar.  The lady was a passenger in the vehicle and refused to return the keys.  Officers arrested the lady and after she was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, she kicked out the rear passenger police car window.  Two officers were in the front seat of the police car at the time.

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  • Minnesota                                              August  2005
    Police arrested a lady on domestic assault and disorderly conduct charges.  After being placed in the back seat of a police car, the lady kicked out a police car window, and broken glass cut one officer. Police subdued the lady with pepper spray.

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  • California                                               August  2005
    Officers arrested an intoxicated subject who assaulted and threatened to kill a man.  The subject was put in the back seat of a patrol car where he began punching the window.  When the subject was taken out of the patrol car, he scratched one of the officers in the face.  Police found more than 27 rifles, pistols and shotguns plus a banned assault rifle in the subject's home. The subject was injured in the ordeal.

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  • Florida                                                   August  2005
    A teen was arrested by a deputy for domestic battery and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.  The deputy went into the residence to interview the victim and the teen was able to get into the driver seat and sped off in the patrol car.  Other deputies spotted the stolen patrol car and stopped the teen.
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  • Florida                                                   August  2005
    Police arrested a man who hit a lady in the mouth.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man started kicking the police car door.  The man dislodged the door frame from the police car.  Officers had to Taser the man twice.
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  • New Jersey                                            August  2005
    An intoxicated subject fled police but was caught.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked out the right, rear passenger's window of the police car.  The damage to the police car was estimated at $300.  
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  • California                                               August  2005
    Deputies arrested a lady on drug charges and let the handcuffed lady stand next to her car.  While the deputies gathered information, the lady slipped out of the handcuffs, enter her car and back it up.  Deputies struggled with the lady and were dragged about 30 feet until her car hit a parked car, which in turn was pushed into another vehicle.  Deputies forcibly removed the lady from her car.  The lady's 2-year-old son was in her car at the time.

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  • Arkansas                                                August  2005
    Deputies
    arrested a man for assault.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car, the man became violent and started kicking the inside of the patrol car and damaging it.  The man then attempted to get out the patrol car door. 
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  • California                                               August  2005
    Security and Police detained a man who attempted to steal a bottle of liquor. The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car while one of the officers went inside to gather information.  The man became agitated and kicked out the window on the police carís right rear door, saying that he did so because his handcuffs were too tight.

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  • Michigan                                                August  2005
    Police arrested a man for assault.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car; the man kicked both doors, breaking a window and damaging both door frames of the police car.
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  • Iowa                                                       August  2005
    Police arrested and put a handcuffed 15 year old burglar in a police car after witnesses detained the teen.  While sitting in the back seat of the police car, the teen kicked out the police car window.

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  • California                                               August  2005
    An officer stopped a vehicle and arrested the driver for driving under the influence.  The man was handcuffed and put into the patrol car.  While the officer was impounding the man's vehicle, the man was able to get his handcuffed hands in front of his body and into the driver seat of the patrol car.  The man accelerated towards the officer who shot at the man several times.  The man fled in the patrol car until he crashed and flipped the patrol car about four miles away.  The man was found near the patrol car.

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  • Alaska                                                     August  2005
    A Trooper arrested a wanted subject.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car and transported to jail.  During the transport, the Trooper stopped to assist at an accident scene and when the Trooper returned to the patrol car; found that the subject had kicked out a window and wiggled out from the back seat of the patrol car.  The subject was found dead in a lake less than a mile away, still handcuffed.  
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  • North Carolina                                        August  2005
    Police arrested a subject for an assault, then placed the handcuffed subject in the back seat of the police car.  While the officer was talking to a witness, the subject climbed into the driver seat and drove away.  The police car was later found abandoned.  
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  • Minnesota                                              August  2005
    Police arrested a man for assaulting a woman.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man kicked out a window of the police car
    .  The man was treated for minor injuries at the hospital.
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  • Georgia                                                  August  2005
    During a traffic stop, a subject managed to escape from a patrol car, and get a weapon from his vehicle.  The subject shot at the two arresting officers, killing one of them.  The subject fled to the post office where he killed himself. 
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  • Texas                                                     August  2005
    An intoxicated man stopped to ask police directions and was arrested for DUI after a fight with police.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car, the man
    knocked out a patrol car window.  The prisoner continued his tirade behind bars.
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  • Florida                                                   August  2005
    Police arrested a man who kicked the back seat of the patrol car, causing about $1,000 worth of damage.
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  • Virginia                                                  August  2005
    Police arrested a man who went to work intoxicated.  The man got his van stuck in the mud and the stole a tractor-trailer.  The man eventually abandoned the semi and captured later.  After being arrested, the man kicked out the rear passenger window of the police car, striking an officer with the glass and causing minor injury to the officer.

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  • Texas                                                     August  2005
    Police arrested a subject for burglary of a motor vehicle and handcuffed him.  After the subject was placed in the police car, he kicked out the rear window of the cruiser and fled on foot.  An officer chased the subject and captured him again.  The officer was injured while fighting with the subject.  The officer collapsed, and other officers took over custody.  The officers was treated and released.

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  • Illinois                                                    August  2005
    A man arrested for domestic battery also resisted a police officer.  The subject was placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car where the subject climbed through an open window of the police car and tried to run away but captured.  
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  • South Dakota                                         August  2005
    Federal officers were transporting a subject in a van when the handcuffed and belly chained prisoner escaped.  The transport van has a barrier between the driver and prisoners which does not allow the officers to observe the prisoner compartment.  During the transport, the subject peeled back a covering which is supposed to prevent tampering of the locks, and escaped without the officers knowing.  After a large manhunt and two hours, the subject was captured.  After minor medical care, he was transported to jail.

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  • Maryland                                                August  2005
    An inmate who was shackled and handcuffed, escaped from a prison transport vehicle when a corrections officer opened the door.  During the transport, the prisoner was able to remove his leg shackles and handcuffs.  About 40 officers, aided by K-9 units and a state police helicopter, searched for the inmate but did not locate him.

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  • Virginia                                                  August  2005
    An officer arrested a lady after a traffic stop and finding she was wanted in connection with a previous hit and run.  The lady was placed in the back seat of a police car where she kicked out a window.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         August  2005
    Police arrested a subject who fled after a DUI crash.  After the subject was found, he was arrested and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject kicked out a police car window and kicked a Trooper while being restrained.

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  • Wyoming                                                August  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated woman.  Once she was placed in the back seat of the patrol car, the woman kicked out the rear passenger window.  The woman was removed from that police car and placed in leg restraints then inside a different police car.  The woman, slipped from the restraints and broke another window.  The woman was subdued with a Taser and taken to jail.
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  • North Carolina                                        August  2005
    Police arrested a man for assault and disorderly conduct.  After the man was placed in the patrol car, he kicked the doors and hit his head against the cage, and kept doing both during transported.   
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  • New Mexico                                           August  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated man who almost ran over a bicyclist and nearly collided with a building.  Officers arrested the man and put him in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man became angry and aggressive and refused to cooperate with the man fighting with officers.  The man tried to kick officers and began banging his head on surfaces inside the police car, saying he wanted to kill himself.  An officer shot the man with a Taser gun, but he kept fighting and headbutted an officer, cutting the officerís lower lip.  An officer shot the man with a Taser gun again, but it didnít stop the man.  Inside the police car, the man ripped a large hole in the back seat cushion with his teeth and spit the foam from inside the cushion at the officers.  
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  • Illinois                                                    August  2005
    A Trooper arrested a lady for drunken driving.  After being handcuffed and placed in the patrol car, the lady became angry, yelling at the trooper and using profanity.  The lady was able to get out of her handcuffs and tried to escape the trooper's vehicle. 
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  • Maine                                                     August  2005
    Police arrested a man for burglarizing vehicles.  The man was placed in the back seat of a police car, where he kicked out the back window of the police car and escaped on foot.  The man was caught a short time later.
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  • Arkansas                                                August  2005
    Police arrested a man who passed a driver he thought was dawdling, then slammed on his brakes, causing the driver to rear-end the man's vehicle.  The man then beat the driver of the other vehicle.  After the arrest, the man kicked out a window of a police car.
     
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  • North Carolina                                        August  2005
    After being arrested for armed robbery, the handcuffed subject was placed in the back seat of a police car.  Once in the police car, the subject managed to unfasten his seat belt and open the back door of the police car.  The subject ran from the moving police car.   
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  • Ohio                                                       August  2005
    Police arrested and was holding a woman for another police department when she was able to get her handcuffs in front of her body and break out the back window of a caged police car.  The woman was slightly injured.
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  • Mississippi                                              August  2005
    Police arrested a female after finding drugs during a traffic stop.  While dealing with the female, a handcuffed male subject fled from the vehicle on foot.  Officers searched for hours, but did not locate him.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         August  2005
    Police responded at a loud party call and arrested an intoxicated person.  The person was placed in the back seat of a police car while officer dealt with other people at the party.  Officers arrested another party person who kicked an officer, then fled on foot; but released the first arrested person before running on foot.

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  • Iowa                                                       July  2005
    Police arrested a man for drunken driving.  After being arrested and placed in the back seat of the police car, the man kicked out the back window of the police car.  Police car damages was listed at $400.

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  • Arkansas                                                July  2005
    An officer arrested an intoxicated lady for DUI.  The lady was banging her head on the police carís trunk lid while screaming.  The lady was then placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car while police did an inventory of the lady's vehicle.  Officers heard loud "thuds" coming from the patrol car and heard the sound of glass breaking.  The lady began to hang her head out the window and shout profanities at passing vehicles.  Damage to the patrol car was valued at $210.30.

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  • Florida                                                   July  2005
    Deputies arrested an intoxicated subject at a party.  After being arrested the subject kicked out a back of a patrol car.
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  • Ohio                                                       July  2005
    Police arrested a man for an outstanding warrant during a drug bust.  As police transported the suspects in, an officer opened the police car door and the handcuffed man fled on foot.

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  • Minnesota                                              July  2005
    Police arrested a lady for drunken driving.  After being placed in the police car, the lady kicked out a window of the police car.

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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    A Trooper stopped a car for speeding and the Trooper smelled marijuana.  The Trooper placed three subjects under arrest and had them stand near the roadway while the Trooper looked through the vehicle.  One of the subject's fled on foot and into a wooded area.  Dozens of law enforcement officials assisted in the search and about 5 1/2 hours later, the subject was arrested again.
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  • California                                               July  2005
    Detectives arrested a subject for stabbing another person.  The subject was placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car while conducting a search of the subject's residence.  The subject slipped his handcuffs forward and attempted to escape from the vehicle, but failed to get out.  The subject damaged the interior of the police car door to the point where it could no longer be opened.
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  • New York                                               July  2005
    Police arrested a man for sexual misconduct charges.  During the arrest the man fought with officers and damaged a police car by kicking on the doors and glass.
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  • Arkansas                                                July  2005
    Police arrested a man for DWI after being stopped for driving erratically and nearly hitting a vehicle.  After being placed in the back seat of a police car, the man kicked out a side window, causing over $1,200 worth of damage.

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  • Indiana                                                  July  2005
    An officer stopped and vehicle for following too closely and arrested a 15 year old intoxicated driver.  As officers attempted to give the teen a breathalyzer test, the teen started resisting and hit an officer in the face, breaking his glasses.  The teen was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where he remained aggressive, shaking the car and banging his head against the window.  The teen broke the window by kicking it out.
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  • North Carolina                                        July  2005
    A Trooper stopped a man for speeding and the man had no identification.  The Trooper arrested the man by handcuffing him with his hands behind his back and placing him in the front seat of the patrol car.  The Trooper went to inform the woman in the stopped vehicle that she could follow the patrol car to the magistrate's office.  Upon returning to the patrol car, the Trooper found the man was attempting to get his handcuffs out from behind his back.  The Trooper called for backup and then attempted to subdue the man with pepper spray.  After a brief struggle, the man had successfully maneuvered his cuffed hands out from behind his back then fled into nearby woods before running back to his vehicle.  Once inside his car, the arrested man told the female passenger to speed away.  The female lead troopers on a high speed chase.  The female rammed three patrol cars before crashing into the median, coming to a stop, and both being arrested.  Troopers found the couple's 16-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter were also in the vehicle.   
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  • Michigan                                                July  2005
    A man who was under arrest for an outstanding warrant was being transported to jail when he attempted to jump from a moving patrol car.  The man managed to get his body out a rear door window and jumped out of the police car onto the freeway.  The police car was traveling about 70 mph on the interstate when the man attempted to escape.  The man was taken to the hospital.

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  • Massachusetts                                        July  2005
    Police arrested a man after he kicked an apartment door in and threatened someone inside with a knife.  The man also assaulted a police officer who tried to arrest him.  After being handcuffed and placed in a police car, the man kicked out the rear, passenger-side window of a police cruiser.  One officer was slightly injured.
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  • Ohio                                                       July  2005
    Officers arrested a lady for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.  The lady was placed in handcuffs, but was able to wiggle out of the handcuffs.  The lady tried to run, but was captured by police again.

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  • Michigan                                                July  2005
    Police arrested a subject who had just been involved in a bank robbery with a gun.  The subject was taken into custody and placed in the police car.  While in the police car, the subject kicked out a window.

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  • Louisiana                                              July  2005
    Deputies arrested a brother and sister while trying to break up an unruly crowd.  After being placed in the back seat of different police cars, each subjects kicked out the rear windows of both patrol cars.

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  • Ohio                                                       July  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who tried to rob a coffee shop when employees and customers, including two off-duty FBI agents, wrestled the subject to the ground.  Police and other officers arrived and arrested the man.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, where he kicked out a window, injuring an officer with the glass.

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  • Tennessee                                             July  2005
    Officers arrested a man who was intoxicated and causing trouble.  The man fought with officers and attempted to flee back into the house, but was taken into custody.  While being handcuffed, the man hit an officer and then kicked a rear window out of a patrol car.

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  • California                                               July  2005
    Police arrested a man who was swinging a metallic object, described as a machete or a pipe at people.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man repeatedly kicked the inside of the patrol car causing significant damage.

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  • Maryland                                                July  2005
    A prisoner being transported to court escaped from the prison transport van while in shackles and handcuffs.  The transport van was pulling up to the door to unload prisoners when the prisoner fled.  He was captured a short time later after a fight with officers.
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  • Massachusetts                                        July  2005
    An officer was transporting a prisoner back from the hospital.  The prisoner managed to get free of the handcuffs and when the officer stopped the police car at the station the prisoner ran.  A search was unsuccessful.
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  • Connecticut                                           July  2005
    Police arrested a lady who was driving erratic with a child in the vehicle.  The lady refused to immediately pull over for the officer and after stopping, she became agitated and ran onto a stranger's yard, sat down on a patio and refused to leave.  Officers arrested the lady after a brief struggle and placed her in the back seat of a police car.  The lady then kicked out a rear window of the police car.  Shards of broken glass cut two officers and lacerated the lady's leg. 
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  • Florida                                                   July  2005
    An officer was transporting two prisoners to the detention center when they escaped from the back seat of the police cruiser by unknown means.  Police set a perimeter and captured one prisoner, but the second prisoner is still at large.

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  • Kentucky                                                July  2005
    Correctional officers were transporting inmates back to the detention center, when one of the inmates escaped the transport van.  The inmate was returning from a work program and jumped out of the transport van and escaped, but he was captured 2 hours later.    
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  • Idaho                                                     July  2005
    A Department of Correction prisoner who was returning from a road work detail, jumped from a transport van at a busy intersection.  The prisoner open the back door and fled on foot.  The prisoner was captured after people spotted the prisoner hiding from police.
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  • Indiana                                                  July  2005
    An officer arrested a man who was wanted for sexual misconduct charges and had hidden from police.  The officers police car broke down and another police car arrived to finish transporting the man to jail.  While the new transport officer was making room in his police car, the man fled on foot.  Officers captured the man again after a long foot chase.
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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    Officers stopped a vehicle and arrested the driver on outstanding warrants.  The intoxicated passenger became belligerent and fought with the officers.  While the fight was going on, the driver kicked out the back window of the police cruiser.  Both men were arrested.

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  • North Carolina                                        July  2005
    A Deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle with two subjects in it thought to have been stealing building supplies.  The deputy handcuffed one subject and placed him in the patrol car because of outstanding warrants and the subject gave the deputy false information.  While the deputy was questioning the 2nd subject, the arrested subject jumped into the driver seat of the patrol car and sped towards the deputy with the deputy shooting at the arrested subject in the stolen patrol cars.  Another officer in the area saw the stolen patrol car and followed it onto a nearby street where the arrested subject crashed it.  The arrested subject fled, but was found several hours later.  The stolen patrol car, suffered about $3,000 in damages.   
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  • California                                               July  2005
    Police arrested a woman after she stole a police car.  Officers laid a spike strip across the roadway and deflated the patrol car tires.

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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    An deputy was assisting a motorist who ran out of gas when another subject walked out of a nearby wooded area.  The deputy noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view and called for backup.  The officers arrested both subjects and placed one subject in one patrol car and the 2nd subject in another patrol car.  While the officers searched the subject's vehicle, one of the subjects climbed out of a window and fled, but left his drivers license in the patrol car.  About 6 hours later, a vehicle was stolen in the area.  Officers went to the escaped subject's residence, where they found the stolen vehicle and the subject was taken into custody again.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         July  2005
    Detectives were transporting a large subject to the jail.  The subject was handcuffed with leg shackles because regular handcuffs would not fit.  As the detectives drove through the security gates, the subject was able to get out of the back seat of the unmarked police car and run.  The subject squeezed through the closing steel doors and detectives couldn't pursue him immediately because they had to wait for the doors to reopen.  After a 90 minute manhunt through city streets, the subject was captured again.
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  • Alabama                                                July  2005
    Deputies arrested a man who threatened a woman's life.  While in the patrol car, the man kicked out a window of the patrol car causing about $1200.00 in damage. 
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  • Rhode Island                                         July  2005
    Police arrested a man after a dispute with his mother and brother.  The mother called the police after one son punched his brother in the head several times causing facial injuries.  The man was arrested and placed in the back seat of a police car where, he became combative, trying to kick his way out.  An officer had to pepper spray the man to get control. 
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  • Delaware                                                July  2005
    Officers heard a general broadcast describing a robbery and the suspects.  Shortly afterwards, police spotted a parked car with two men who fit the description of the suspects. Police stopped the vehicle and apprehended 2 subjects.  One of the subjects gave false  information about his identity and his age.  The second subject escaped custody and eluded police in a foot chase.
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  • New Hampshire                                      July  2005
    Police arrested a lady for assaulting an officer while the officer arrested another person.  The lady was handcuffed; but was able to free herself and ran off.  Police caught up to her later at her home.
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  • Ohio                                                       July  2005
    A female arrestee managed to steal a police cruiser.  She led police on a high speed chase with other police officials becoming involved in the chase.  They attempted to stop her with a road block, but she crashed right through. Some officers sustained minor injuries.  The chase ended when she slammed into a tractor trailer. She was transported to the hospital.
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  • Colorado                                               July  2005
    A Trooper arrested a habitual traffic offender.  The man was able to slip out of one handcuff because heís missing his thumb, forefinger and middle finger on his right hand.  The man led police on a foot pursuit and managed to get back to his pickup and take off, dragging the Trooper behind for a short distance.  The man broke into an apartment, where officers took him back into custody.
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  • Oklahoma                                              July  2005
    A subject stole a police car during a traffic stop.  The subject was chased before abandoning the unit and being captured.   
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  • Ohio                                                       July  2005
    Police arrested a subject for disorderly conduct who was interfering with police and the fire department at the scene of an emergency.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked the rear window out.
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  • Georgia                                                  July  2005
    Police were investigating a missing person and found the lady's car with her dead body in the trunk.  The dead lady's husband jumped into a car and tried to escape, with a child in the back seat.  The husband tried to run over the officer who fired a shot and hit him once in the arm.  The husband drove about 200 yards before crashing into a tree, breaking the child's back.  After being arrested, the husband kicked out a window of the patrol car.  
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  • New Jersey                                             July  2005
    An officer arrested an intoxicated lady, but she resisted being put into handcuffs.  The lady caused abrasions to the officer's elbow. She kicked and spit at the officers, plus and kicked the passenger window out of the cruiser door frame. While being transported.
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  • South Carolina                                       July  2005
    A man was arrested after officers spotted him carrying two 12-packs of beer that had been reported stolen and being intoxicated.  The man resisted arrest, was drunk and disorderly and damaged the rear door of the police car by kicking it.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         July  2005
    Police caught a couple having sex on a public road and found alcohol in the vehicle.  While police talked with the male subject became verbally combative with police and was arrested.  The male was handcuffed and put into a police car, he got his hands in front of him and kicked the police car doors.

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  • North Dakota                                          July  2005
    An officer stopped a vehicle and found drugs and paraphernalia.  When the officer went to arrest the subject, he fled on foot.
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  • Maine                                                     July  2005
    A K-9 Officer responded to a shoplifting call and arrested a subject.  The officer handcuffed the man in front of his body because of a prior shoulder injury.  The subject was placed in the front seat of the patrol car, due to the K-9 kennel in the back seat.  While the officer was checking on a van that the subject claimed ownership of, he unbuckled his seat belt, got out of the cruiser and began to run away.  The officer chased the subject on foot and caught him, with the subject fighting the officer.  The subject got into the van, put it in gear, and started driving the vehicle back in forth, striking the officer with an open van door several times; knocking the officer to the ground.  Fearing for his own safety and others in the area, the officer shot out two of the van's tires.  The subject sped out of the parking lot, but abandoned the van in the parking lot of a nearby mall.  The officer was injured and the subject was apprehended.

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  • Arkansas                                                July  2005
    Police arrested a man for outstanding warrants.  The man was handcuffed and in the back seat of a police car when he was able to escape from the back of the patrol car and took off on foot.  Police found the man inside a drainage culvert and taken into custody.

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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    Police stopped a man for running a red light and the man failed to give his real name, then was unable to produce a driver's license or proof of insurance.  The officer handcuffed the man and placed him in the backseat of the police car while the man's car was being towed.  The man managed to slip his handcuffed hands in front of his body, climbed over the front seat, took control of the patrol car and drove away.  The man eventually stopped the squad car and fled on foot.  The man is at large, but police know his identity
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  • Pennsylvania                                         July  2005
    A prisoner slipped his hand out of the handcuffs while he was being transported from prison to the courthouse.  As deputies were unloading the prisoners, the prisoner pushed a deputy and fled on foot.  The prisoner was captured as he tried to hide.

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  • Montana                                                  July  2005
    Officers were called for a man who was trespassing at a railroad yard and refused to leave.  The man was seen on surveillance cameras trying to break into a railroad shop by throwing something against the door. The man climbed through a window to get into the building and when an employee confronted the man; the man walked out of the building carrying two cartons of yogurt and wearing someone's jacket. The employee tried to detain the man, but the man swung at the employee and missed before walking away.  A deputy spotted the man a short distance away walking toward the interstate. The man ran when the deputy approached, but he was eventually caught the man.  After the man was arrested, the man kicked out two rear windows of the deputy's patrol car.

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  • Indiana                                                 July  2005
    A prisoner being held for child molestation was being transport by a deputy to a doctor's appointment when the handcuffed prisoner opened the door of the moving sheriff's patrol car and fled on foot.  The deputy requested assistance and with the help of other officers, captured the prisoner only a few minutes after the escape.  The prisoner was taken for medical attention then back to jail.
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  • Michigan                                                July  2005
    A deputy arrested and placed the handcuffed subject in the back seat of the patrol car for throwing rocks into traffic.  The subject was able to slip the handcuffs off, get into the front seat and steal the patrol car.  The patrol car was found abandoned later.
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  • Indiana                                                 July  2005
    Two officers stopped a vehicle and found the driver and passenger intoxicated.  The driver was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of one of the patrol cars while the passenger of the vehicle was handcuffed and placed into another patrol car.  While the officers were busy, the arrested driver managed to get out of the patrol car and started running.  One of the officers with the help of people in a parking lot, stopped and took the arrested driver back into custody.  During the foot chase, the arrested passenger kicked out the right rear window of the other patrol car.  The other officer was showered by broken glass and slightly cut.  The arrested passenger attempted to crawl out the broken window of the patrol car, but other officers responded to the scene and moved him to another patrol car.  A jail transport van was called for transport.  One subject was treated at the hospital, then taken to jail.
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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    An officer arrested an intoxicated man. When the officer put the handcuffed man in the back seat of the police car, the man tried to head-butt the officer.  During transport the man kicked the back window of the police car and remained violent at jail.
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  • Michigan                                                July  2005
    Officers arrested a subject after a fight.  The subject was placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked out a window.

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  • Oklahoma                                              July  2005
    An officer was transporting a handcuffed juvenile in a cage police car when the juvenile banged his head against the cage.  The juvenile caused a laceration to his head and had to be treated at the hospital.   
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  • Texas                                                     July  2005
    Police arrested a man was after a burglary.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car while officers finished the paper work outside.  The man managed to get his hands in front of him and climb into the driver seat of the patrol unit then put the police car in reverse as officers ordered him to stop.  One officer fired four shots at his own police car which punctured the tires, but the man escaped in the stolen police car.  The officers chased the stolen police car in another police car but lost it.  The stolen police car was found abandoned partially in a lake and the man was captured attempting to jump into the lake.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         July  2005
    An officer scuffled with an intoxicated man who resisted arrest and was pepper sprayed.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, where he kicked out a window of the police car.  The officer and man were treated for pepper spray.
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  • Oklahoma                                              July  2005
    Police officers arrested man on an assault complaint.  During the transport to jail, the man threatened to hang himself by removing his belt and wrapping it around his neck while he was handcuffed.  The officers stopped the police car to restrain the man again when the man ran toward a bridge and tried to jump off the edge.  One of the officers stopped him, and placed the man in restraints again.  Before arriving at the jail, the man was able to escape from the restraints on his hands and feet for a second time, and set fire to his shirt with a lighter.  The officers stopped the police car again and put the fire out then restrained the man yet again.   
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  • Alaska                                                    July  2005
    Troopers arrested a subject who assaulted three people.  While the subject was being detained in the patrol car, the subject assaulted Troopers three times and kicked out a patrol car window.     
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  • Georgia                                                 July  2005
    Police stopped a van and detained a man in reference to a shoplifting incident.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car while officers checked other people in the van.  All five had suspended licenses, and one had a valid warrant. Police located several items of clothing that had been stolen in the van.  When an officer went back to the police car where the man was being detained, the officer saw the rear passenger police car door was open, and the man was no longer in the police car.  Police chased the man on foot through several backyards, and was able to jump several chain-link fences before being caught again.
     
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  • Massachusetts                                        July  2005
    An officer was transporting a prisoner back from the hospital.  The prisoner managed to get free of the handcuffs and when the officer stopped the police car at the station the prisoner ran.  A search was unsuccessful.
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  • Florida                                                   July  2005
    A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding, which the driver and passenger switched places to make it appear as if the driver hadnít been behind the wheel.  The original driver was arrested for speeding, a felony count of driving with a suspended license while being a habitual violator and obstruction without violence.  The original driver was placed in handcuffs and put into the back seat of a marked patrol vehicle and transported to jail.  While en route to the jail, the man kicked out the rear window of the patrol vehicle and before the deputy could stop the vehicle, the man crawled out through the rear window area, landing head-first onto the roadway.  The man suffered a severe head injury and was flown to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
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  • Florida                                                   July  2005
    Deputies arrested a man after a disturbance.  The man slammed a patrol car door on a deputy's knee and attempted to run into his home when deputies were finally able to handcuff the man.  The man was placed in the rear seat of a patrol car, where he began swearing at the officers and kicked out the rear window of the patrol car. Deputies shackled the man and placed him in another car.
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  • Pennsylvania                                         June  2005
    Two Constables were transporting a prisoners who was handcuffed with a restraint belt around his waist and shackles on his ankles.  The seatbelt was on the prisoner with the child-restraint door locks activated.  The transport unit had no cage between the front and rear seats.  During transport, the prisoner lunged towards the front seat of the vehicle, and forcibly grabbed one of the Constable's gun.  The prisoner assaulted the two constables, and escaped from a rear passenger side window. During the course of the assault, the prisoner fired at least five shots in the direction of both constables while they were inside the vehicle, and the shots shattered the windows of the vehicle.  Once outside the vehicle, the prisoner struck one of the Constables multiple times in the face with the gun, and kept threatening to shoot both constables.  The prisoner then approached the driver of a black Jeep, pointed the gun at the driver's face, and ordered him out of the vehicle or he'd shoot.  While the prisoner was in the jeep, he attempted to back over one of the Constables before hitting a van as the prisoner left the scene.  The prisoner was still handcuffed and lead officers on a high speed chase before crashing into a police car and beer truck, and being taken back into custody.  The prisoner and constables were treated for injuries at a hospital and released.

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  • Montana                                                  June  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for drunken driving.  While the officer was gathering vehicle information, the subject who was handcuffed in the back seat of the police car, became unruly kicking out one passenger window and tried to kick out the other.  The officer tried to secure the subject's feet, but the subject dug his nails into the officer's neck and hand tearing the skin away.  The subject was finally restrained, with the help of another deputy, and taken to jail.
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  • Oklahoma                                              June  2005
    A park ranger noticed two suspicious men in a boat at a lake.  After the men loaded the boat, the ranger made contact with the men and noticed a meth lab in the boat.  The ranger arrested the 1st subject and the 2nd subject jumped into the driver seat of the vehicle pulling the boat and took off.  The 2nd subject swerved at the Sheriff who was backing the ranger up.  The Sheriff shot at the 2nd subject and struck the subject in the arm.  A chase ensued with the subject crashing the vehicle and boat after seeing a roadblock ahead.  The subject attempted to flee on foot, but was captured.   
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  • Virginia                                                  June  2005
    A deputy was transporting a juvenile back to a detention center after court.  The juvenile was handcuffed behind his back, but somehow moved his hands to the front of his body, and gained control of the deputy's gun or the vehicle.  The deputy was forced to drive into a neighborhood where the juvenile shot and killed the deputy.  The juvenile was captured later.
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  • Michigan                                                June  2005
    Police cited several under aged kids who were drinking.  One young person kicked out the rear window of a police cruiser after he was put in the back seat. He escaped out of the broken window.  Police identified the youth but had not yet arrested him yet.

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  • Texas                                                     June  2005
    An officer stopped a vehicle and during questioning, one subject was found to have outstanding warrants.  After being handcuffed, the subject attempted to flee on foot, but was captured again.
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  • Florida                                                   June  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for driving under the influence. While the subject was in the police car, he kicked out the back window.
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  • California                                               June  2005
    A parolee being transferred to jail, broke out the back window of a police car as he was arriving to the jail.  The parolee fled on foot and was found during a search of the area.
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  • Kansas                                                   June  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for shoplifting. The officer had the handcuffed subject stand inside the store while more information was being obtained.  During this time the subject ran out the door and attempted to get inside a van.  The subject reportedly fell and was later taken to a hospital where he died a few days later.

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  • Minnesota                                              June  2005
    Police arrested a man after a disturbance.  The man was being transported handcuffed in the back seat of a police car when the man kicked out both rear windows of the police car, jumped out, assaulted the officer, and stole the police car.  The man drove a short distance in the stolen police car before rolling the car in the ditch and stealing another vehicle, and crashing it too.

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  • Michigan                                                June  2005
    A Trooper arrested a subject for drunken driving and placed him in the back seat of the patrol car.  The subject somehow was able to get out of the back seat of the patrol car and fled from police.  Police found the subject 14 hours later and arrested again.

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  • Kansas                                                   June  2005
    An man was arrested for domestic disturbance.  The man was handcuffed behind his back and in the back seat of the police car, when he was able to open the back door of the police car and escape on foot.  The man was captured later.
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  • Florida                                                   June  2005
    Police arrested a man who threatened another motorist with a knife after a minor traffic accident and struggled with deputies.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked the windows out of a sheriff's car then tased.

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  • Massachusetts                                        June  2005
    Police arrested a man who was intoxicated and exposed himself at a school.  Police placed him into protective custody and into the back seat of a police car.  The man began screaming obscenities and banging the prisoner cage.  The man bit through the wires to the police radar unit, kicked out the 2 side windows on the police car, and started on the rear windshield.
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  • Tennessee                                             June  2005
    Officers tased a woman who was under the influence of drugs and being combative plus kicked officers.  The woman was finally handcuffed and put in the back seat of a patrol car.  On the way, the woman kicked out a window of a patrol car and passed out at the jail.  The woman was transported to the hospital where she died.
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  • Maine                                                    June  2005
    Police arrested a man who was intoxicated and harassing a woman.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a police car with the seatbelt applied.  During the transport to jail, the man got out of his seatbelt and started kicking the window out of the police car plus broke the police car door.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        June  2005
    Police responded to a domestic incident where the male subject became combative and fought with police.  After a struggle, the subject was subdued; but continued to be unruly as officers attempted to transfer him into a police car.  The subject also kicked a police officer as he was being placed in the cruiser.  Once inside the police car, the subject kicked a door and smashing out the windows of the police car.  One officer was injured.
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  • Indiana                                                 June  2005
    A deputy arrested one shoplifter and placed her in the patrol car.  While the began questioning the second shoplifter, the arrested shoplifter was able to get into the driver seat of the patrol car and speed off.  She crashed the patrol car and arrested again.
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  • Georgia                                                 June  2005
    A Trooper arrested a lady for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car, the lady used profanity and kicked the window of the patrol car off the track.
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  • Tennessee                                             June  2005
    Police arrested a man for an assault charge. He became very irate when he was put in the back seat of a patrol car, and he started banging his head against the window knocking the window off the track.  Police were unable to get it back on the track.
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  • Florida                                                   June  2005
    A Trooper arrested a subject after a traffic stop, pursuit, finding drugs, and a gun.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car and transported to jail.  During the transport, the subject was able to
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  • Oklahoma                                              June  2005
    An officers arrested an intoxicated man who was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car.  While waiting to be transported, the man kicked out a window of the police car.  The man attempted to escape, but was captured.   
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  • Rhode Island                                         June  2005
    Police stopped an intoxicated lady and was going to transport her home.  While in the back seat of the police car, the lady kicked the cage divider and yelled at officers.  The lady was arrested and while transporting the handcuffed lady to jail; the lady was able to slip out of the handcuffs, unlock the back door through an open window for ventilation, jumped out of the police car, and escaped on foot.  Police caught the lady a short distance away and taken back into custody.  The lady again slipped a hand out of the handcuffs and began to kick at the patrol officer. 
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  • Texas                                                    June  2005
    Officers arrested a man for trespassing.  The man was handcuffed, but struggled with officers and managed to escape.
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  • Michigan                                               June  2005
    Five juveniles were arrested for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.  After being arrested, one of the teens kicked the back window out of a police car.  
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  • Texas                                                    June  2005
    Officers arrested a lady who was uncooperative when police were investigating a disturbance.  The lady was handcuffed in the back seat of a police car, when she tried to kick out the window of the police car.

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  • Nevada                                                 June  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject who stole a car, attempted two other carjackings, crashed the stolen car, and broke into several homes.  After the subject was in the back seat of a patrol car, the subject broke out a window out of the patrol car and jumped out before being recaptured by deputies.  The subject was treated at a hospital before being transported to jail.    
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  • Rhode Island                                         June  2005
    Police arrested a man who refused a judge's order to get rid of the gum he was chewing.  The man fled the courtroom and after being caught and handcuffed, kicked the rear door of a patrol car.
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  • North Carolina                                       June  2005
    Police arrested a man for assault, kidnapping, robbery and resisting arrest.  The man also kicked out a patrol car window.
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  • Oklahoma                                              June  2005
    A prisoner was being transported by a corrections officer to a hospital in the back seat of the department's transport Jeep in both handcuffs and shackles.  The prisoner swung the handcuffs over the driver's neck, strangling him and forcing the corrections officer  out of the Jeep and then sped off.  Texas Troopers spotted the stolen transport vehicle and attempted to use spike strips, but the prisoner avoided them.  The prisoner finally crashed the stolen transport vehicle and was recaptured.  
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  • Ohio                                                      June  2005
    Police arrested a subject who had outstanding warrants.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of an officer's unmarked police car without a cage, which was parked less than a block away and around the corner.  The officers went back to the vehicle the subject was driving to talk to the passenger and inventory the vehicle.  While the officer was away from the police car, the subject was able to get into the front seat of the police car and drive away.  The officers saw their car driving away, they ran after it and fired one shot striking the driver side door, which shattered.  The subject ran into a vehicle, in the stolen police car and continued.  The stolen police car was found later and were able to locate and arrest the subject later that day.  The subject said the officers who arrested him "left me in [the car] and walked away."  "It was their mistake - their fault, not mine."
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  • Kansas                                                   June  2005
    Troopers stopped a vehicle with four men in a car on suspicion of drug possession.  While the Troopers were searching the vehicle, one of the men jumped into the patrol car and sped away.  The thief didn't get far and crashed the stolen patrol car into a barrier, went airborne and crashed into a second concrete barrier.  The trooper's car was totaled. The driver suffered minor injuries, but no one else was injured.  Troopers found two guns and crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.  "There are cars stolen every day and people driving recklessly every day. Today just happened to be a trooper's car stolen." (Quote from a Lt. from the Kansas H.P.)
      
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  • Florida                                                   June  2005
    An officer stopped a man for speeding.  The man refused to sign the citation and
    became verbally aggressive threatening the officer. The officer requested backup police units.  The man tried to exit the vehicle a number of times, even after police told him to remain in his car.  The man attempted to push the car door open, which almost caused the officer to end up in traffic.  The officer tried to arrest the man who shoved and struck the officer in the chest.  After being arrested, the man was placed in the back seat of the patrol car where he began kicking the passenger side window and threatened to kill the arresting officer.    
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  • Virginia                                                 June  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for being intoxicated.  The subject was arrested and placed in the back seat of a police cruiser, where he kicked out the back window and bent the door frame.   
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  • California                                              June  2005
    An officer stopped a vehicle and found the driver had no drivers license.  The procedure is to write the man a ticket and release him after first taking the manís photograph and a print of his thumb.  After doing so, the officer started to search the vehicle.  The officer found a box full of rolls of cash totaling more than $15,000 and two handguns each wrapped in plastic wrap.  As soon as the box was discovered, the man who was seated in the back seat of the police squad car with the windows open; let himself out of the patrol car and fled on foot.  A helicopter was used during a search, but the man was not found.

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  • Pennsylvania                                        June  2005
    A police officer arrested a subject who was involved in a fight.  A teen that was arrested, spit at officers and paramedics, then kicked a window out of a police car which caused $150 in damage.

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  • Ohio                                                      June  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated man who beat up his wife and child.  Fled man attempted to flee into a different room in the house, but officers Tased the man twice before the man finally complied.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where the man tried to kick out the police car window.  
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  • Michigan                                               June  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated man who spit on another person for assault and battery and then placed the man in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man then kicked out the back window of the police car.
       
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  • Indiana                                                 June  2005
    Officers arrested a juvenile for burglary.  The juvenile was handcuffed but escaped from the squad car.  He was re-captured.
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  • Georgia                                                 May  2005
    A patrol officer stopped a subject for a traffic violation with the subject being arrested and placed in the patrol car.   While the officer was away from the patrol car, bystanders yelled at the officer that the subject had gotten into the front seat of the police cruiser and began driving off with it.  The subject lost control of the patrol car and struck a vehicle crashing the patrol car.
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  • Kentucky                                                May  2005
    Officer chased a vehicle which finally stopped a juvenile driver was taken into custody.  The juvenile was placed in the back seat of a police car while officers gathered information.  The detained juvenile became agitated and kicked out the police car window. It took additional officers and a dry stun Taser to subdue, hog-tie and shackle the teenager for control.    
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  • Virginia                                                 May  2005
    Police arrested a man who assaulted a woman.   While being transported to jail, the man attempted to kick out the rear window of the police cruiser.  The officer had to stop and call for assistance to help restrain the suspect from damaging the police cruiser.    
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  • Maine                                                    May  2005
    Police arrested a teenager for felony burglary charges.  The teen attempted to flee from the cruiser after being arrested.
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  • Florida                                                   May  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated man who attempted to grab an officer's gun.  The man was placed in the back of a patrol car, where he used his head to try to smash the window of the patrol car.    
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  • Montana                                                  May  2005
    Police arrested a man for assaulting a woman.  The man resisted arrest, but finally handcuffed and taken into custody.   While in the back seat of the patrol car, the officer roll the window because the man was hot.  The man was able to slip out of his cuffs, unlocked the patrol vehicle door, and jumped out.  The man was arrested again a short time later.
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  • Florida                                                   May  2005
    Police arrested a subject and after being placed in the patrol car, the subject attempted to exit the patrol car.   
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  • Wisconsin                                              May  2005
    Officers arrested a subject after a lengthy foot chase for drug and resisting charges and a felony apprehension request.  Shortly after the arrest, the subject was being transported from the scene to the police department when the transporting officer became involved in an altercation and arrest situation with an angry family member and others which had gathered in the area.   During the altercation unknown suspects assisted the handcuffed subject in escaping from the police car.  
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  • Washington                                           May  2005
    An officer stopped a subject for drunken driving and while the officer was giving the subject a sobriety test, a passenger in the stopped car distracted the officer and the subject knocked the officer down.  The two men beat the officer, breaking bones in his face, then got back in their car and drove away.  The officer was able to get up, and give chase.  The subjects were captured.
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  • Alabama                                               May  2005
    A deputy placed a man in the back seat of a patrol unit while investigating a theft.  Witnesses said the man escaped from the back seat of the patrol car when several other suspects at the scene then open the patrol car door and let the man out. 
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  • Colorado                                               May  2005
    Police arrested a lady who stole a key to a salon with the intention of breaking into the salon to steal money after the salon closed.   The handcuffed lady was placed in the back of a patrol car with the window down slightly because of the heat.  While the officer was inside the salon finishing the investigation, the lady was able to slip out of one handcuff, push down the car window and escape. The lady turned herself in later with a handcuff still on.
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  • Illinois                                                   May  2005
    Police went to arrest a subject for assaulting another person.  The subject became violent and verbally threatened officers and then spit in their faces.  Police shot the subject with a Taser and put him in the back of a police car, where the subject kicked out a side window of the police car and shot with a Taser again.
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  • Texas                                                    May  2005
    An officers stopped a subject for traffic violations and arrested the subject for DWI.  The handcuffed subject kicked out a patrol car window and was transported by another officer to jail.   
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  • Arizona                                                 May  2005
    A subject failed to stop at a vehicle check and shot at officers was shot and killed after officers chased the subject.  The subject was holding a female hostage and able to commandeered a Highway Patrol vehicle then speed off.  The subject stole two other vehicles and was stopped by the use of tire spikes.  The subject exited the vehicle with a stolen patrol shotgun and was killed.
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  • Texas                                                    May  2005
    Police arrested 3 subjects who stolen stereo equipment from several vandalized vehicles.  After being placed in a police car, one of the subjects kicked out a window of the police car. 
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  • Alabama                                               May  2005
    An officer was transporting a handcuffed and shackled prisoner to jail.  The officer got out of the unmarked patrol car, and left the prisoner in the back seat.  The prisoner was able climb into the driver seat and steal the patrol car which did not have a partition.
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  • Utah                                                       May  2005
    A Trooper arrested a subject with outstanding warrants.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car. During a search of the subject's car the Trooper found illegal drugs, and the subject was able to escaped from the patrol car.
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  • Tennessee                                             May  2005
    Police arrested a man on an outstanding drug warrant.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car and   transported to jail.  While the patrol car was moving, the subject escaped out the patrol car’s rear window which was partially open.
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  • New Jersey                                           May  2005
    Police arrested a man who was disorderly and obstructing justice.  The man resisted arrest and made terroristic threats, but finally placed into the back seat of a police car.  The man then kicked out a window and bent the police car door frame in the process.  Police estimated the damage to the police car at approximately $700.
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  • New Mexico                                           May  2005
    A deputy responded to a domestic fight between a father and a son.  The son stabbed the deputy with a screwdriver and finally handcuffed after a struggle.  The son was placed in the back seat of the deputy's patrol car where the son kicked the rear door until the window frame was bent and the window popped out. 
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  • Massachusetts                                       May  2005
    Officers fought with and finally arrested a shoplifter.  The lady continued to violently resist officers and once inside the police car, the lady attempted to kick out the police car window and then kicked at the officer when he opened the door to get the lady to stop kicking.  Pepper spray was used to control her and during the transport, the lady tried to spit on the officer and threatened him.  
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  • Michigan                                               May  2005
    An officer saw two men ripping flags down from a bridge. When the officer approached the men, they resisted but one man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  The other man jumped over the bridge and into the water. When the officer went to check on the man in the water, the man in the back seat of the patrol car had managed to free himself, get in to the front seat of the patrol car, and speed off crashing the stolen patrol car.  Both men were arrested and the new patrol car destroyed.   
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  • Massachusetts                                       May  2005
    Officer arrested an intoxicated student who was attempting to incite a riot.  The student was arrested and resisted being put into the patrol car by kicking an officer in the knee.  Upon arrival at police headquarters, the student kicked out the patrol car's back window and was cut with flying glass, but refused medical attention.  
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  • Maine                                                    May  2005
    Officers went to the home of an intoxicated man who was known to have weapons and was harassing a woman.  Officers tried to talk to the man who became unruly with officers and attempted to run into his residence.   Officer caught the man and handcuffed him behind his back placed in the patrol car and seatbelted in.  During transport to jail, the man released the seatbelt and kicked out a rear window plus broke the side door of the patrol car.  Damage to the cruiser is estimated at $2,300.
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  • Maryland                                                May  2005
    An officer arrested a subject who was driving a stolen vehicle and had outstanding warrants.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car while the officer processed the stolen vehicle information.  A large truck with a trailer parked and blocked the view of the patrol car. By the time the officer returned, the subject had escaped from the back seat of the patrol car.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        May  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated man who violated terms of his house arrest.  Officer tried at arrest the man was resisted by fighting and kicking officers.  Officers were able to shackle the man and placed him into a patrol car, but the man kicked out the patrol car window and tried to escape but stopped with pepper spray.  2 officer and the man were injured, plus $1,200 in patrol car damage. 
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  • Georgia                                                 May  2005
    A patrol officer stopped a subject for a traffic violation with the subject being arrested and placed in the patrol car.   While the officer was away from the patrol car, bystanders yelled at the officer that the subject had gotten into the front seat of the police cruiser and began driving off with it.  The subject lost control of the patrol car and struck a vehicle crashing the patrol car.
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  • South Carolina                                     May  2005
    During a search of a subject's vehicle, police seized several thousand dollars in cash and nearly 10 pounds of marihuana.   The subject managed to get out of the police car with his hands cuffed behind his back. The subject injured his leg when he fell.
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  • Florida                                                   May  2005
    Officer attempted to arrest a subject who was involved in a heated argument with another man.  The subject led deputies on a chase and then barricaded himself in his office.  The subject was brought under control with a Taser and while handcuffed in the patrol car, kicked out the rear window of the police car.   
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  • Maryland                                                May  2005
    A prisoner who was serving a 10-year state prison sentence for armed robbery and drug offenses was able to escape from a prison van.   When the van stopped for a traffic light, the prisoner who was wearing handcuffs, ran away from the transport vehicle and into an apartment building.  The prisoner surrendered later.
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  • New Jersey                                           May  2005
    While an officer was transporting a prisoner to jail, the prisoner manipulated one hand out of his handcuffs and faked a medical emergency.  When the officer stopped the patrol car and opened the patrol car door to render aid, the prisoner attacked the officer and escaped on foot.  The prisoner was caught but fought with the officer and again was able to break free.  The prisoner was found hiding in shrubbery and captured again.  The prisoner and the officer were both injured.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        May  2005
    Police responded to a fight and when one of the subjects tried to leave, officers stopped him.  The subject resisted and kicked at police but the subject was arrested and placed in a police car.  While in the police car, the subject kicked a window frame out.
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  • Illinois                                                   May  2005
    Correctional officers were transporting eleven inmates to jail in a transport van.   During transport, officers heard a disturbance in the back of the van and observed one of the doors to the van was open with one of the inmates laying on the roadway.   The other inmates stayed inside the van and officers were able to get the fallen inmate.  The inmates were handcuffed, belly chained, and shackled around the legs, but he was able to open the van door.

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  • Texas                                                    May  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who attempted to elude them but crashed into another vehicle and was captured.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, the subject kicked out the back window. 
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  • Maine                                                    May  2005
    A female Trooper was questioning a male subject about a crash, when the subject began behaving inappropriately while seated in   the front passenger seat of the patrol car, which has no cage separating front and back seats.  The Trooper handcuffed the subject after a small struggle and placed the subject in the front seat of the patrol car handcuffed in front of his body.  During the transport to jail, the subject started making sexual comments and tried to touch the Trooper plus grabbed for the steering wheel.  The subject was placed in leg restraints and another Trooper rode along in the patrol car cruiser as the subject was transported.
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  • Minnesota                                             May  2005
    Police arrested an uncooperative, intoxicated teenager at a party.  The teen was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car while officers dealt with other people at the party.  When the officer returned to the police car, the window was broken and a  tennis shoe was dangling from the window.  The teen turned himself in later still wearing handcuffs.
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  • Georgia                                                 May  2005
    Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The two subjects from the vehicle were placed in the back seat of separate caged patrol cars while the officers searched the vehicle.  One of the subjects escaped from the back seat of the patrol car and drove away.  The patrol car was found and the subject fought with an officer attempting to take the officers gun but did not.  The subject  ran into a wooded area and found for a second time with the subject fighting an officer again and taking the officers gun.  A second officer arrived to find the suspect pointing the gun at the first officer and the second officer shot and killed the subject.
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  • California                                              May  2005
    Officers were called to an alley for a disturbance.  As they interviewed some people in the alley, one man slipped past officers and jumped into a patrol car, driving right toward the officers.  One of the officers fired at least two shots at the suspect and hit him in the arm.  But, the suspect kept driving, and a shirt time later crashed the patrol car.  Police arrested him at a nearby house.
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  • Tennessee                                             May  2005
    Officers detained two subjects who were acting suspiciously around a parked car.  The subjects gave conflicting stories and refused consent to search the vehicle.  A drug dog was called and alerted on the vehicle.  When officers attempted to search the vehicle, the suspects denied them access and a struggle ensued with officers using pepper spray.  Two officer were beaten and kicked multiple times one being knocked unconscious and a third officer being slightly injured.  One subject was tased. 
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  • Florida                                                   May  2005
    A deputy arrested a man for driving under the influence.  After being handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, the man started kicking at the patrol car's window.  Deputies used pepper spray to get the man under control.   
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  • Ohio                                                      May  2005
    Police arrested a man for outstanding warrants.  The man was handcuffed, but attempted to escape on foot.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        May  2005
    A handcuffed and shackled prisoner escaped from the back seat of a constable's vehicle and jumped into the car of a friend who took off.  Three witnesses saw the escape and were able to stop the vehicle and detain the prisoner until police arrived.
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  • Arkansas                                                May  2005
    Police arrested a subject who had numerous stolen credit cards and other stolen items, including a rifle and golf clubs.  The subject resisted and handcuffed then placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject then tried to kick out the door and windows out of a patrol car.  The subject pushed with both feet on the back window of the patrol car in an attempt to get out.   
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  • Rhode Island                                         May  2005
    University police officers arrested an intoxicated lady.  The lady was handcuffed behind her back and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The subject tried to kick out a back window out of the patrol car.
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  • Alabama                                               May  2005
    Deputies were transporting a subject to jail when the subject was able to escape and flee on foot.  The subject was captured about 36 hours later.
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  • Nevada                                                 May  2005
    Deputies arrested a lady who left 3 children unattended at a casino and resisted officers.  The lady kicked one of the deputies, and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where she tried to kick out a window in the patrol car.     
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  • Washington                                           May  2005
    Deputies arrested a man for violation of a court order.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car while a deputy spoke with others at the scene.  The man kicked out a window of the patrol car and escaped.  He was apprehended in a wooded area,  still handcuffed, and transported to jail after the nearly two-hour search.
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  • Arizona                                                 May  2005
    Offices arrested and placed the man, who was handcuffed behind his back, into the back seat of a caged police car.  The man was being arrested for a burglary, when the man shot and killed himself in the back seat of the police car.
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  • Arizona                                                 May  2005
    Deputies arrested a man who was driving a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident.  The man was handcuffed, placed in the back seat of a patrol car and being transported when the man told the deputy he was becoming ill and asked for the window to be rolled down.  When the deputy rolled the window down, the man slipped his handcuffs under his legs to the front of his body and jumped out the moving patrol car window.  The deputy realized the suspect escaped after he was about 100 yards away.
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  • Virginia                                                 May  2005
    A deputy was transporting a handcuffed and shackled prisoner who during transport, was able to remove the leg chains.  When the deputy opened the door to get the prisoner, the prisoner ran off.          
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  • Michigan                                               May  2005
    An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the vehicle fled.  After a high speed chase, officer did catch and arrest the subject.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car where the subject kicked out a window of the patrol car and had to be shot with a taser twice before taken into custody.  
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  • New Jersey                                           May  2005
    Police were transporting a subject to jail, when the subject tried to jump out of the police van; be captured again.
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  • Alabama                                               May  2005
    A deputy was transporting an inmate for a court appearance when the inmate overpowered the deputy.  The inmate stabbed the deputy multiple times with an unknown instrument, took the deputy's gun and stole the patrol car, running over the deputy's arm as the inmate escaped.  The inmate was involved in a high speed police chase that ended with a shootout in which a state trooper was shot and injured.  The inmate was shot and killed.
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  • Wisconsin                                              May  2005
    A deputy stopped a subject for an expired license plate.  The subject told the deputy his driver's license information, and when the deputy went back to his patrol car to check on the subject's identity, the subject sped away.  The deputy chased the subject who pulled into a driveway and attempted to escape on foot.  The deputy shot the subject with a Taser, stopping him.  
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  • California                                              May  2005
    A sheriff's deputy was transporting a subject when the subject was able to escape the patrol unit and attempt to flee on foot.   Officers did catch the subject who was taken to a hospital for a check-up.
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  • Oregon                                                   May  2005
    A teenaged boy was arrested after a traffic stop and a fight with deputies.  The teen was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  The teen slipped his handcuffed from his back to the front of his body and tore the radar wire out of the rear deck of the police car.   The teen then started kicking the police car doors and when another deputy arrived to assist, the teen kicked the deputies injuring one.
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  • Connecticut                                           May  2005
    Police arrested a man who appeared to be under the influence of medication or alcohol when he lost control of his car and crashed into a trailer.  During a field sobriety test, the man struck an officer in the head, before being subdued.  Police handcuffed the man and placed him in the back seat of a police car, where the man kicked out a window and damaged the car body.
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  • Virginia                                                   May  2005
    A husband shot his wife, then killed himself and police detained a different subject who was at the residence at the time.  Police placed the subject in the back seat of a police car and were obtaining information, when the handcuffed subject started kicking at the back police car door in an attempt to get out.    
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  • North Dakota                                           May  2005
    An officers arrested a drunk teenager who had a knife.  Other officers were busy on other calls and the officers handcuffed the teen, then placed him in the back seat of the police car.  While the officer was checking on a subject said to be injured, the teen slipped off the handcuffs and kicked out the window of the police car.  The teen fled on foot breaking into a residence, then finally being captured at another residence.
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  • Florida                                                    May  2005
    Police arrested a man who broken into a lady's house and threatened her.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  While a deputy was inside finishing the report, the man kicked out the rear window of the patrol car and escaped.   
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  • Massachusetts                                       April  2005
    Officers arrested a woman for disorderly conduct at a bar.  While handcuffed in a police car, the woman wiggled out of the handcuffs and got out of the police car.  The woman ran on foot, but was captured a short time later.  
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  • Texas                                                    April  2005
    Police arrested a lady after the lady shoplifted at 2 different stores.  While officers were gathering information, the lady was able to crawl out an open window of a patrol car.  The lady ran a short distance before being apprehended by police again. 
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  • Illinois                                                     April  2005
    Police arrested a man after a car crash.   The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car.  The man began resisting when told his van would be impounded.  The man pounded his head against the window of the police car until he was bleeding from his nose and mouth, then began kicking at the opposite window.  The subject kicked 2 officers before being restrained.  The subject was transport to jail where he continued to resist.
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  • Florida                                                   April  2005
    Deputies were investigating a report of a subject who pulled a handgun on a person.  Another person then reported a man in the area prowling near a home, trying to break in.  Deputies found the subject walking, but then fled on foot and later caught.  The subject was transported to a convenience store where witnesses identified him as the subject who pulled the gun.  As the subject was sitting in the patrol car, he kicked out a window of the car and started kicking deputies.    
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  • California                                              April  2005
    Police arrested a distraught man after a standoff.  The man was handcuffed and being transported to jail when he kicked out a window in the police car.
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  • Alabama                                               April  2005
    A man was arrested after a shooting incident.  While the man was being transported to the police station, he managed to maneuver his hands in front of his body.   When the officer went to removed the man from the police car, he escaped on foot.

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  • Pennsylvania                                        April  2005
    Officers had to fight, but arrested a man who had an outstanding warrant for a gun violation.  The subject was handcuffed and being walked to the police car, when the man smacked his head against the windshield of a police car and shattering the glass.  The man was placed in the back seat of the police car where he kicked out a rear passenger window.  Police car damage - $2,300.
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  • California                                              April  2005
    A subject was handcuffed and placed in a police car for driving a stolen car.  While officers were gathering information, the subject was able to get into the drivers seat of the police car while handcuffed and speed off in the police car.  The subject crashed the police car into a water main and fled on foot.  A police dog tracked the subject to where he was hiding in a moving trailer.
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  • Florida                                                   April  2005
    Deputies arrested a lady for domestic battery after she attacked her husband with a hammer and bit him on the shoulder.   After being handcuffed and placed in the police car; the lady kicked out a window in the patrol car, climbed through it, and attempted to run away before being apprehended again.     
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  • Arkansas                                                April  2005
    A prisoner was being transported back to jail after court proceedings when the prisoner was able to jump from the side door of the transport van and run into a field.  Multiple officers from many agencies responded to the escape scene and after a lengthy search, the prisoner was located in a wooded area.   The prisoner fell in a ditch during his escape and injured his leg.  The prisoner was not wearing leg shackles or handcuffs and the locks were supposed to be disabled from the inside of the transport van.  An Investigator was correct when he said, "The law states in case of an accident you cannot padlock the doors from the outside or chain them (prisoners) to the vehicle.  The jail staff is trained for detention, not for transport."
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  • Arizona                                                 April  2005
    During a traffic stop, police found a stolen gun in a vehicle.  A man and woman were handcuffed and placed in the back of different police cars.  When police were escorting the woman to the bathroom, the man able to escape from the back seat of a police car.
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  • California                                              April  2005
    Police found a man just paroled from prison drunk in public.  The man fought with officers when they arrested him.  While in the police car, the man kicked out a police car window then fought with officers at jail.
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  • North Carolina                                       April  2005
    An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding which was suspected to have been used in a larceny.  The officer patted down the driver and placed him in the front seat of the patrol car.  When the officer was talking to the two passengers, the detained subject jumped into the driver seat of the patrol car and sped off.  A another patrol car was going to assist the officer on the original traffic stop and saw the stolen patrol car at a high rate of speed, go off the road and crash into two ditches before stopping in a field.  The subject which stole the patrol car was taken into custody.
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  • South Carolina                                     April  2005
    While being transport in a department's paddy wagon, a prisoner jumped out and fled on foot.  The prisoner was being held on drug charges and is still wearing a pair of handcuffs. 
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  • Indiana                                                 April  2005
    During a traffic stop, a deputy found an outstanding warrant.  The deputy handcuffed the subject and a person from the vehicle fled on foot.  While the deputy was recapturing the person who ran, the first handcuffed subject jumped in his vehicle and drove off.
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  • Oklahoma                                              April  2005
    Deputies arrested an intoxicated man at a vehicle check.  The man struggled while being searched, then placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for public intoxication and also placed in the deputy's vehicle.  Before they were transported to jail, a deputy observed the second suspect take a hand out of the handcuffs and went attempting to secure the second suspect back,  a scuffle ensued.  As deputies were in the process of securing the handcuffs back on the second suspect, the intoxicated man got out of the open passenger door with the handcuffs still on, and fled the scene on foot.  Deputies were able to locate the man later at a residence.  
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  • Nevada                                                 April  2005
    An officer attempted to arrest a subject damaged a vehicle, but the subject fled on foot and ran into a private residence.   Officers entered the house and after a struggle, was able to handcuff the subject.   During police transport, the subject kicked out two windows of the police car and when officers tried to restrain the subject's feet, he kicked and dented the side of the police car.   
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  • Pennsylvania                                        April  2005
    A man was arrested following a one-car accident involving alcohol.  The man was arrested and put into a patrol car where he began kicking out the rear passenger window of the car when he saw police taking inventory of his car.
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  • Michigan                                               April  2005
    Officers were investigating a domestic assault and arrested a woman who became aggressive, kicking a deputy in the chest.   After being placed handcuffed in the police car, the woman kicked out a police car window.   
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  • Alabama                                               April  2005
    An officer arrested a man for possession of methamphetamines and handcuffed, then placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  The man then kicked out a patrol car window and fled on foot.  A police dog was able to find the man and he was arrested again.
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  • California                                              April  2005
    A parole agent and a U.S. marshal spotted a parolee in a stolen car with two other people.  The parolee was taken into custody but somehow escaped from the patrol car in handcuffs and fled.  Multiple officers and agencies searched for the parolee using dogs and a helicopter.  A caller reported seeing a man in handcuffs emerge from the woods without a shirt.  The parolee then stole another car and tried to run over a state parole agent.  The parolee then drove to an apartment complex and fled on foot, but was arrested again about seven hours after the first arrest.  
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  • Texas                                                    April  2005
    Store officials attempted to detain a shoplifter who started fighting with employees and even bit one employee on the hand.   Officers arrived and arrested the shoplifter who was in possession of marihuana.   The shoplifted suffered a scrape to his chin and an ambulance was called to treat his injury with the shoplifter being left sitting handcuffed on a bench to receive care.   While police were conducting interviews with witnesses, the shoplifter fled on foot while handcuffed, but was captured a short distance away. 
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  • Oklahoma                                              April  2005
    A juvenile was being transported to a juvenile detention center, when the teen opened the door of the vehicle and jumped out.   The teen fled on foot across a field. 
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  • Tennessee                                             April  2005
    An officer arrested 2 subjects for auto theft and had handcuffed the subjects, then placed them in the back seat of the police car.  While waiting to a transport unit, the officer was doing paperwork outside his police car.  One of the subjects was able to slip of a handcuff and get into the driver seat of the police car.  The officer tried to open the door, but unable to and the subject struck the officer with the police car.  The subject crashed the police car into a building and fled on foot, but captured later.  The officer had minor injuries and the subject was transported by ambulance.
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  • Michigan                                               April  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who assaulted a woman then resisted officers and picked up a large kitchen knife.  An officer did pepper spray the subject who continued to resist and ran into the bathroom with the knife and shut the door.  The subject did surrender to police and was handcuffed.  The subject then refused to get into the patrol car, and was sprayed again which prompted the suspect's sister to yell at police.  The assault victim then got out of a patrol car where she had been seated and argued with the suspect's sister.  During transport to jail, the subject managed to get his handcuffs in front of his body kicking and punching the inside of the police car, while making threats to kill the officer.  
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  • Texas                                                    April  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for an outstanding warrant.  The subject was handcuffed behind his back and placed in the back seat of a caged police car.  When the arresting officer was briefly distracted, the subject was able to escape from the police car, slip off part of his handcuffs, ran through several yards and jumped over fences.  The subject was captured a short time later. 
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  • Georgia                                                 April  2005
    A homeless man was arrested after he threatened to kill his estranged wife.  Police handcuffed the subject and placed him in the patrol car where the man began kicking at a rear window, causing officers to place the man in restraints.
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  • Maine                                                    April  2005
    An officer stopped a subject for a traffic violation.  During the contact, the officer arrested the subject for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating under the influence.  The officer handcuffed the subject and placed her in the back seat of a caged patrol car.  While the officer questioned the passenger, the subject was able to free a hand from her handcuffs, crawl through the center divider to the front seat, and escaped the vehicle fleeing on foot.  The subject was caught after a short chase and placed back in the back seat of the patrol car where she kicked out a window on the way to jail.
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  • Michigan                                               April  2005
    Police arrested a homeless man who attacked a newspaper reporter.  When officers arrived the homeless man fought with them and was handcuffed then placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, the man kicked out a window. 
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  • Virginia                                                 April  2005
    Deputies detained a lady for violating the conditions of her bond.  The lady was placed in the back seat of a patrol car with a prisoner transport partition.  While the deputy was gathering information, the lady managed to maneuver through the rear of the patrol car, through the cage and out the front door of the patrol car.  The lady fled on foot only to be found hiding a short time later. 
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  • North Carolina                                       April  2005
    Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision.  When the deputies arrived, they were told the driver of one of the vehicles had left the scene on foot.  Deputies located the subject and arrested him for an outstanding warrant.  While handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car, the subject kicked out a window
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  • Colorado                                               April  2005
    Officer arrested a man who left a hospital where he had been taken for detox.  The man stole some hospital equipment and a car when he left the facility.  An officer located the man and handcuffed the man behind his back without incident.  The man was placed in the back seat of a patrol car and transported a few blocks to jail.  As they arrived the jail the officer heard a gunshot from the back seat of the patrol car and saw the man shot himself.
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  • Wisconsin                                              April  2005
    Officer arrested numerous people who were involved in a large fight.  One of the subject was placed into a police car, where he kicked the window out, spraying glass over a crowd and cutting several people.  The subject refused to calm down and Tased.  
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  • Tennessee                                             April  2005
    During a near riot, officers detained a 15 year old girl in the back seat of a police car.  While officers were dealing with other subjects, the teen kicked out a window of the a police car
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  • Virginia                                                 April  2005
    A teenager was arrested for steal a motorcycle.  A Deputy attempted to handcuff the teen, the teen started cursing and refused to be handcuffed.  Deputies wrestled the teen to the ground and handcuffed him, with a deputy being punched during the struggle.  Deputies put the teen in the back seat of a police car where the teen kicked out the side window pushing it off its track. 
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  • Oklahoma                                              April  2005
    An Officer arrested a subject for outstanding warrants.  The subject struggled with officers before being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car.  While in the patrol car, the subject kicked out the passenger side rear window and caused other damage to the patrol car door which is estimated at nearly $1,000.00. 
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  • Ohio                                                      April  2005
    Police arrested a man for domestic violence.   The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where the man kicked out the window of a cruiser, and ran into a wooded area.  Police caught the man and took him into custody again.
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  • Arkansas                                                April  2005
    Officers were involved in a high speed chase arrested a subject.  The subject lost control and hit a gas meter, then tried to flee on foot but stopped by police.  After being placed in the back of a police car, the subject was able to bring his handcuffed hands to his front.   The subject was then placed in a set of leg restraints.  While being transported, the subject tried to kick out the rear passenger window of the police car and had to be Tased. 
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  • California                                              April  2005
    A female mental health patient being transported began kicking out the rear passenger window of a county vehicle.  The transport driver stopped at a rest area to call for help while the lady continued kicking.   The lady knocked out the back window and rear driver's side glass then crawled out one of the windows and was on the ground screaming when officers arrived.  The lady was transported by ambulance for medical treatment of glass cuts and later released for transport to a mental hospital.  The transport driver wanted criminal vandalism charges filed against the lady saying damages to his vehicle exceeded $300.   
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  • Wyoming                                              April  2005
    Police arrested a man for public intoxication and arson.  The man was placed in a patrol car where he tried to break a window.
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  • California                                              April  2005
    A lady was being issued a citation by a community service officer for her vehicle registration which expired six months ago.   The lady became angry and threatened to run over the officer.  The officer was stepping out of the way when the woman backed her car out of the parking space and the vehicle clipped the officer's thigh.  Deputies used the vehicle license plate number to locate the lady's home where she was contacted and admitted she tried to run the officer down.  Deputies arrested the lady and when put into a patrol car, the lady kicked out a window and had to be restrained further.   
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  • Florida                                                   April  2005
    A suspected shoplifter was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a deputy’s vehicle.  The suspect was able to work his hands to the front of his body, remove the plexiglas barrier between the front and back seats of the patrol unit, and drive off leading deputies on a high-speed chase.  The suspect abandoned the vehicle, then battered and robbed a person before being caught.    
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  • Maryland                                                March  2005
    During an investigation, officers approached a subject who became disorderly and assaulted a police officer.  The subject was arrested and when officers placed him in a police cruiser, the subject kicked out the rear passenger side window.   
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  • South Dakota                                          March  2005
    A federal prisoner used a smuggled handcuff key to free himself from handcuffs and leg irons.  The prisoner then jump out of the transport vehicle as it slowed at an intersection, and escaped on foot in town.  The prisoner was recaptured later.
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  • Colorado                                               March  2005
    Officers arrested a man who had two warrants for his arrest.  The man was handcuffed and placed into the back seat of a patrol car   The man was somehow able to escape from the patrol car and flee.  The man is considered to be dangerous.
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  • North Carolina                                        March  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for trespassing and resisting arrest.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car.  While the officer was transporting the subject, the subject broke the passenger window of the patrol car with his head and escaped into a wooded area.  After a three hour man hunt, the subject was captured. 
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  • South Carolina                                      March  2005
    A man was arrested for shoplifting and placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer obtained more information, the man managed to slide open the glass partition and slip through.  The man stole the police car and drove to a near by town where the man stole another vehicle.   Officers finally caught the man when the man ran into a ditch.  The Police Chief said, "People who are under arrest are like rats or mice, give them a little hole, and they can get through it." 
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  • Massachusetts                                       March  2005
    Police arrested a subject who slapped his girlfriend and resisted arrest.  The subject was pepper sprayed and placed in the back seat of a police car where the subject kicked out the window of the police car doing damaged to property worth more than $250. 
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  • Tennessee                                             March  2005
    Deputies responded to a domestic assault and found a man had stabbed two subjects.  The deputies searched the area and found the man in a wooded area behind the house.  When deputies attempted to take him into custody, the man resisted arrest.  The man was placed the back seat of a patrol car where he kicked out the left rear window and damaged the door.  The man was taken to a hospital for an examination and released.  While deputies were searching for the man, they found marijuana plants growing.
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  • Ohio                                                      March  2005
    A man escaped from handcuffs and the back of a police cruiser after police arrested the man for shoplifting.  The man was able to slip out of the handcuffs and escaped out a window in the cruiser.  He ran across the street and attempted to hide inside a large retail store.  The store was locked down and police found the suspect hiding inside.
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  • Virginia                                                 March  2005
    Police arrested a subject who had a firearm, cocaine, and a knife.  The subject was handcuffed and being transported to jail, when the subject kicked out a passenger window of the police cruiser.  The subject dove through the broken window and fled the scene on foot.  The subject was caught after a short foot pursuit.  The subject was transported by ambulance to a hospital and then   discharged to jail.  Family alleged that the transporting officers had abused her brother.
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  • Minnesota                                             March  2005
    Police responded to a fight call and arrested one of the subject's.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car where the arrested subject was able to bring his arms in front of his body and escape from the police car.  The officer chased the subject on foot and recaptured him.  The other subject was also arrested after being tased for resisting officers.
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  • Colorado                                               March  2005
    Deputies responded to a man who was thought to be suicidal and found the man holding a large butcher knife over his head and pointing it at the officers.  One deputy talked the subject into coming outside and putting the knife down, but while speaking with the deputy, the man picked up the knife three times but put it down each time.  Other officers arrived at the scene when the man went to grab the knife, an officer tased the man.  The man was tased multiple times because he was resisting arrest and attempted to grab the Taser from a deputy.  While being transported to jail, the man resumed resisting, spitting on the back seat and then leaned forward and spit through the wire cage at the deputy driving the patrol car.   The man then kicked the back window of the patrol car twice, shattering it.   The man kicked another deputy in the shoulder before being transferred to a different patrol car.
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  • Connecticut                                           March  2005
    A handcuffed man in custody escaped from a state marshal's personal sport utility vehicle outside a courthouse.  The man is accused of failing to pay child support and faced third-degree assault, threatening and resisting arrest charges.  A state marshal was escorting the man to the courthouse when the man slipped out of one handcuff, unbuckled his seat belt and fled when the marshal left the vehicle to approach the courthouse entrance.  The marshal chased the man but failed to catch him.
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  • Missouri                                                 March  2005
    A subject escaped from a police car following a meth lab bust.  The subject who was arrested was able to get free from the squad car and flee.  The subject was captured two days later still wearing handcuffs.  Police say the 32-year-old man's extreme agility allowed him to wriggle free from the squad car.
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  • Oklahoma                                              March  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject who interfered with an officer who was investigating another crime.  The subject was placed in the back seat of the patrol unit and then tried to kick a window out of the patrol car. 
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  • Ohio                                                       March  2005
    A prisoner was transported to a doctor's officer for an appointment was able to use either the belly chain or handcuffs to attack and choke the guard unconscious and escape.  The prisoner is three months pregnant and fled on foot from the transport vehicle.
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  • Oklahoma                                              March  2005
    Police arrested a man during a traffic stop.   The man was handcuffed and seatbelted in the police car, but managed to get his handcuffs in front of his body and get out of the seatbelt.  The man stole the police car and sped off only to crash the police car. 
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  • Ohio                                                       March  2005
    A deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The passenger of the vehicle, was placed in the back seat of the police cruiser without handcuffs so the deputy could question him and the driver separately.   While the deputy was outside the cruiser questioning the driver of the vehicle, the passenger crawled through the window that separates the back and front seats of the patrol car and sped off.  The stolen patrol car was crashed into a tree a short time later with multiple officers surrounded the area.  The subject was found hiding under a porch and arrested and he also had several outstanding warrants.
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  • Oklahoma                                              March  2005
    A Trooper stopped a subject and discovered the subject was wanted on a federal warrant.  As back up officers arrived, the subject sped off.  The subject drove through three roadblocks and stopped in a parking lot then engaged officers in gunfire.  The subject was wounded, but no officers were harmed.  The subject was taken to a hospital for treatment. 
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  • Florida                                                   March  2005
    Officers handcuffed and was transporting a subject to jail for stealing a car.  The subject complained he was hot and the officer lower the window slightly.  The subject managed to get free of the handcuffs and open the back door of the police car, while the officer was attempting to raise the window, and fled on foot.   
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  • South Carolina                                      March  2005
    Police arrested a man who broke into a lady's apartment and chased another man out of the apartment.  After the subject was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, he kicked out the passenger window causing about $300 worth of damage.
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  • New Jersey                                            March  2005
    Officers responded to a call of a person who was causing damage to house and fighting with a man who lived there.  When officers attempted to arrested the man, he resisted.  After being handcuffed, the subject became disorderly outside the patrol car, smashing his head on the trunk of the car.   Once inside the patrol car, the subject began kicking at the rear doors with an officer being struck by the door after it was kicked.   
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  • Pennsylvania                                        March  2005
    Officers were called to a report of a car burglary.  An officer stopped two juveniles near the area and waited for other officers to arrive, one boy punched her, and two others fled.  After a foot chase, officers placed one of the juveniles in the back seat of the patrol car where the teen started kicking the window of the patrol car as he was being driven to police headquarters. The boy continued to fight and spit at officers at headquarters and then bit one officer's hand.
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  • Florida                                                   March  2005
    Juvenile transport officers were transporting a teen to court for charges that included fleeing and eluding police.  The teen was considered low-risk because his record didn't include violent crimes, so authorities didn't feel handcuffs or shackles were necessary.  When the driver opened the transport van door, the teen fled on foot.
        
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  • Maine                                                    March  2005
    Officers arrested 2 intoxicated subjects.   One of the subjects hit one of the officers, but subdued with a taser.  While in the police car, one of the subjects kicked out a rear window and door frame, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage.   
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  • Georgia                                                 March  2005
    An officer arrested a man who was creating a disturbance and placed the handcuffed man in the back seat of the patrol car.  During transport to jail, the officer noticed the man acting suspiciously.  The man was handcuffed behind his back, but was able to maneuver the handcuffs to the front of his body and pulled out a concealed gun he was hiding.  The officer stopped the patrol car and walked around to the back door when the suspect aimed a gun at the officer and fired a shot.  The shot missed the officer and a second officer who arrived at the scene fired several shots. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.
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  • California                                              March  2005
    Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who, after being placed in the back of a patrol car, kicked the window out of the frame.   
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  • Florida                                                  March  2005
    A deputy arrested a convicted felon who had a firearm.  The subject was placed in a patrol car where he kicked out the rear passenger side window.  Deputies had to use a stun gun to control him.
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  • Georgia                                                 March  2005
    Officers chased a car where the subject attempted to flee on foot in a housing complex.  Officer noticed a large crowd of people who seemed to start a riot situation.  Officers arrested a subject and placed him in the rear of a patrol car where the subject kicked out one of the windows. An officer and the subject were injured.
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  • Massachusetts                                       March  2005
    Police arrested a man who held a knife to a woman.  The man was placed in the patrol car where he kicked out the window.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        March  2005
    Police arrested a subject who was causing a disturbance and who had an outstanding warrant.  After being handcuffed, the subject was placed in the back seat of a police car.  Officers opened the back door to get the subject out when he subject broke free and fled on foot only to be caught a short distance away.  The subject was then transported to jail, when the subject laid down in the back seat of the police car and kicked out the passenger door window.
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  • Nevada                                                 March  2005
    Troopers arrested a subject who was driving in a reckless manner and resisting arrest.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.  The subject slipped the handcuffs in front of his body and got out of the patrol car.  The subject was placed in another departments police unit, and managed to escape from the restraints while being transported to jail.   
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  • Florida                                                  March  2005
    A subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant and during a vehicle inventory, a deputy found drug paraphernalia.  A passenger in the vehicle was found to have drugs in his pockets.   As the deputy continued to search the vehicle, the passenger ran up and jumped the deputy from behind grabbing at the deputy's sidearm and attempting to swallow the drugs.  After a struggle and injuring both officers, the subject ate some of the drugs but officer were still able to recover some.
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  • California                                              March  2005
    Police made contact with a homeless man who was loitering around.  The man was arrested for public intoxication and started resisting.  After a struggle to get the man in the back seat of the patrol car, the man started banging his head on the plastic partition.  Police attempted to use "the wrap" but faced continued battles in trying to secure the restraint device around the struggling and kicking man.  The man injured 1 officer before being booked into jail.   
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  • Michigan                                               March  2005
    Officers were transporting a man to the psychiatric ward.  Once inside the patrol car, the man became verbally abusive and kicked out a window and screen that had covered it.  The officers got assistance from other officers with 2 officers being injured.
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  • Utah                                                       March  2005
    Deputies arrested three juvenile suspects in an auto burglary.  While a mother of one of the juvenile's was talking him, the juvenile kicked the rear passenger window out of the patrol car and attempted to crawl out of the window as the mother attempted to help her son get out of the car.  A large unruly crowd gathered and multiple officers had to be called to settle it.
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  • Missouri                                                March  2005
    Officers arrested a lady for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.  Officers also arrested a man in the car who was placed in the back seat of a patrol car, where the man kicked out a rear passenger window of the patrol car.
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  • Washington                                           March  2005
    A sheriff's deputy was transporting a subject in the back seat of a patrol car, when the subject smashed the rear driver's side window.  The subject was able to get part way out of the broken window as the deputy pulled over and radioed for help.  A nearby deputy and several police officers responded.  The subject was Tasered before being brought under control.
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  • Florida                                                  March  2005
    A man who stole a vehicle was stopped for speeding and fled on foot jumping into a passing car.  Police did catch the man,   handcuffed him, and placed the man in the back seat of a police car.  The man was able to escape from the police car and after a six-hour manhunt, police captured the man at a relative's house.
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  • Texas                                                    February  2005
    Two juvenile suspects were arrested in a stolen van by a deputy.  The suspects were handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol unit, which was a SUV.  The deputy was searching the stolen vehicle when one of the suspects was able to free one of his hands from the handcuffs, get in the front seat of the patrol unit, and drive away.  The suspects later abandoned the patrol unit and after about three hours into a manhunt, the suspects were spotted in a wooded area and taken back into custody.  
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  • Wisconsin                                              February  2005
    Police arrested a man was found in the women's restroom and attempted to flee.  Officers arrested the man and placed him in the back seat of a caged police car.  The man told the officer he was suicidal and wanted the officer to take him to a mental health facility.  When that didn't happen, the man started banging his head against the metal cage which caused a cut to his head.  
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  • California                                              February  2005
    A woman was arrested for providing alcohol to several juveniles and being intoxicated.  While in the back seat, the woman attempted to kick out the back window of the patrol car, damaging the window.  
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  • Georgia                                                 February  2005
    Police arrested a man who was involved in a shooting.  The man was placed handcuffed in the back seat of the police car where he kicked out the window while awaiting questioning.  
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  • Ohio                                                      February  2005
    Officers arrested a subject for vandalism and theft.  The subject was placed in the patrol unit and while the officer was obtaining information, the subject kicked out the rear passenger window and bent the window frame.
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  • Alabama                                               February  2005
    Police arrested a man after a chase for driving under the influence.  The man lost control and slammed into a tree then fought with  officers and had to be tased.  While being transported to jail, the man kicked out the back window of a patrol car.
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  • Oklahoma                                             February  2005
    An officer stopped a subject for speeding and arrested the subject for DUI then placed the handcuffed subject in the back seat of a caged patrol car.  During inventory of the vehicle, the subject was able to get his hands in front of his body and started beating on the patrol car windows.  The officer attempted to move the handcuffs to the back of the subject when the subject started fighting with the officer.  The wrecker driver assisting in handcuffing the subject again.  During transport to jail, the subject became violent in the back seat attempting to damage the patrol car.  The officer suffered minor injuries.  
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  • Georgia                                                 February  2005
    Officers arrested an intoxicated subject and placed him handcuffed in a patrol car.  While the officers were gathering information, the subject was able to escape from the patrol car.  The subject was captured again after asking for help to remove handcuffs.
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  • Florida                                                  February  2005
    A woman was arrested on prostitution charges and transported handcuffed in the back seat of a partitioned police car.  The woman was able to slip out of her handcuffs then slipped through the car's protective window and steal the police car.  The woman abandoned the police car and was recaptured after a two hour hunt.
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  • Texas                                                    February  2005
    Police arrested a subject who assaulted a woman, then an older gentleman.  When officers arrived, the subject fought them before being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While in the police car, the subject started slamming his head against the plexi-glass divider and then laid down on the backseat and kicked out the back window.  The subject then went head first out the broken back window but got stuck and recaptured.
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  • Massachusetts                                       February  2005
    Police arrested two intoxicated subjects.   One of the subjects fought with police and after being placed handcuffed in the back seat of a police car, the subject kicked out one of the windows.
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  • North Carolina                                      February  2005
    Police stopped a man for a traffic violation and noticed a distinct smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  The man was placed handcuffed into the back seat of a patrol unit and while the officer was searching, the man was able to get out and attempted to flee the scene on foot. Following a short foot chase, the man was apprehended again.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        February  2005
    Police had arrested a subject for shoplifting.  The handcuffed subject in the back seat of a caged patrol car, was able to kick his way out of the prisoner compartment, unlock the front door, and flee on foot.  The subject was spotted running and apprehended after a struggle with officers.
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  • New York                                               February  2005
    Police arrested an intoxicated subject.   While being transported in the back seat of a patrol unit, the subject repeatedly kicked the patrol car's door causing more than $250 in damage.
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  • Oklahoma                                             February  2005
    An officer was transporting a handcuffed subject in a caged patrol unit for a mental evaluation when the subject kicked out a window and damaged the door of the patrol unit.  It took multiple officers and other people along with multiple Taser shots to subdue the subject.
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  • Rhode Island                                        February  2005
    Police arrested a shoplifting suspect who was stopped in a stolen car.  After being arrested and handcuffed, the subject fled on foot and caught a short time later.
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  • New York                                              February  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who threatened to kill his father and attempted to rob a bank.  While transporting the subject, the subject drove his head into a metal window screen, detaching the welded screen and shattering the glass it protects.  While handcuffed, the subject attempted to exit the car though a window but officers were able to subdued the man and had to complete the transportation in a secure prisoner transport van.  Two officers sustained injuries while taking the subject into custody.
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  • Missouri                                                February  2005
    Police stopped a subject for a traffic violation and found that he was wanted on various warrants.  The subject managed to get into a patrol car and speed off.  Officer chased the subject and dispatchers tracked the stolen unit by satellite using the global positioning unit installed in the stolen unit.  The subject crashed the stolen patrol unit into another vehicle which injured 2 people plus the subject driving the stolen patrol unit.
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  • North Dakota                                         February  2005
    A convicted sex offender was being transported from the jail to the courthouse.  The subject slipped a hand from the handcuffs and able to escape from the patrol car and flee on foot, but captured a short time later.
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  • Michigan                                               February  2005
    Officers stopped a vehicle then arrested a man and woman on outstanding warrants.  The officer placed the handcuffed woman in the back seat of his patrol car before going to assist other officers.  When the officer returned to the patrol unit, the woman was gone.  Witnesses gave officers the woman's boyfriend's address were officer found the boyfriend and two women who told police that the escape woman fled as officers arrived there.  The woman was located in the residence, but the handcuffs had been cut off.  The woman was taken back into custody along with the boyfriend, who denied arrested for aiding an escape or destruction of police property.  The woman told police another woman asked if she wanted to be released and let her out of the vehicle.
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  • Arkansas                                                February  2005
    Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found that the driver had an invalid license and noticed a bundle wrapped in masking tape under a panel in the truck bed.  Officers found multiple hidden compartments and six bundles of marijuana.  The driver was arrested and then tried to flee as officers continued their search of the vehicle, but captured after a short foot chase.
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  • South Carolina                                      February  2005
    An officer stopped a lady for speeding and arrested her for DUI.  While the officer was searching her car, she got out of the handcuffs but did not escape.
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  • New York                                               February  2005
    Two police officers stopped a drunken-driving suspect.  While the officers were in the patrol car, a vehicle crashed into the rear of the patrol car, sideswiped the vehicle that was pulled over and continued south until the engine stopped running.  The officers called for assistance and checked the first vehicle, where the driver scuffled with them before being handcuffed.  The driver of the second vehicle was disoriented but flew into a rage after being handcuffed and placed into another patrol car. The driver of the second vehicle kicked out the rear window of a patrol car, and later slipped out of a pair of handcuffs.
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  • Maryland                                               February  2005
    A state prison inmate was killed while riding on a prison bus with about 35 other inmates.  The inmate was slain by one or more of the other prisoners while being returned to a maximum-security facility following sentencing of a fellow inmate. 
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  • California                                              February  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject for drunk driving.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol unit, but while the deputies were searching the subject's vehicle, the subject wriggling through the plexiglass partition into the front seat and drove away.  During a pursuit, one of the patrol car tires deflating with the subject fleeing on foot.  The subject was captured later.
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  • Oklahoma                                             February  2005
    An officer handcuffed a lady for outstanding warrants.  A male passenger interfered, then resisted arrest and ran from the officer.  While that was happening, the woman was able to get out of her handcuffs, and jumped back into her vehicle and, took off.  Officers stopped her again, and took her into custody.  The male was found a couple of hours later.
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  • Minnesota                                             February  2005
    A deputy arrested a man who had been drinking.  The man was handcuffed in front of his body due to medical problems and placed in the back seat of the patrol unit.  While the deputy was checking the man's vehicle, the man was able to kick out a rear window, get into the patrol car's front seat and attempted to drive away.  The deputy ran back to the patrol car and after a struggle, was able to arrest the man again.  The man was treated for injuries.
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  • Pennsylvania                                        February  2005
    Officers arrested a subject who stabbed a man.  After the subject was placed in the police car, he kicked the window out, spraying glass on an officer.  The officer was treated at a hospital and released.
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  • Michigan                                               February  2005
    Police arrested a man after he attacked a bar patron and two bouncers at a nightclub.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the man kicked out a window of the police car.
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  • Florida                                                  February  2005
    Officers arrested a juvenile who burglarized a business and placed the handcuffed juvenile in the back seat of a patrol car. The arresting officer heard someone yell about an officer down and went to assist the other officer who was fighting with 2 family members of the juvenile.  While the officers were fighting with the family, somebody let the juvenile out of the patrol car.  The teenager grabbed a wooden table top and charged toward the officers.  An officer had to use a Taser to apprehend the juvenile again along with the family members.
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  • California                                              February  2005
    An unarmed guard was transporting 3 subjects who were not handcuffed or shackled to prison for a drug rehab program.  One of the subjects was able to escape and flee on foot.  The subject forced his way into a lady's house and took her car keys.  The subject fled in the stolen car, but finally caught by police after a chase and taken back into custody.
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  • Oklahoma                                             February  2005
    Two undercover officers stopped to check on two men who had been involved in a one vehicle accident.  When the officers showed their badges, the subjects fled on foot.  One subject was captured, but the other subject stole the unmarked police car which had weapons inside.  The unmarked police car was recovered later with the weapons inside.
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  • Wyoming                                              January  2005
    Police arrested a subject for driving with a suspended license and interfering with a police officer.  The subject was able to escape from his handcuffs and then break a window of a patrol car before fleeing from police, and being caught after a foot chase.
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  • Oklahoma                                              January  2005
    A subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a caged patrol car.  While the officer was obtaining information, the subject slipped a handcuff off and slid the cage opening open.  The subject crawled into the front seat of the patrol unit and out the front door then fled on foot.  
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  • Texas                                                    January  2005
    An officer arrested a man for DWI.  The man was placed in the patrol car and started kicking at one of the rear windows, knocking the window out of its track.  The officer was able to get the window back into the track.
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  • Oklahoma                                             January  2005
    Officers arrested a lady after a high speed chase when she crashed into a police car.  While in custody, the lady was able to escape and steal a different police car before damaging it and being arrested again.
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  • Alabama                                               January  2005
    Deputies were transporting a prisoner from one state to another when the prisoner picked the lock of his handcuffs with a paper clip, kicked open a window, and jumped from the transport unit off a bridge into the water below.  The prisoner was captured and taken to the hospital for treatment.
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  • Oklahoma                                             January  2005
    An officer arrested a lady for driving under the influence of alcohol.  She was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car as officers searched her vehicle.  Somehow, she managed to roll down one of the back windows and slip out.  Officers set up a perimeter and found the lady riding in a vehicle still wearing handcuffs but the man who was driving the vehicle had cut the chain.
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  • Arizona                                                 January  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject for domestic violence and an outstanding warrant.  After being handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, the subject broke out a patrol unit's window and continued to resist arrest.  A deputy suffered minor injuries.
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  • Arkansas                                               January  2005
    Police arrested a man for public intoxication.  The man fought with officers and attempted to flee on foot, but taken into custody.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.   During transport to jail, the man kicked the back window of the patrol car out of place.
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  • Ohio                                                      January  2005
    Police arrested a woman for a probation violation and was transporting her to jail in the back seat of the police car.  The woman was able to get her handcuffs in front of her body, open the back door of the police car, and jump out of the moving police car.  The woman fell onto the roadway and was injured.
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  • Indiana                                                 January  2005
    Officers arrested a subject for public intoxication. The subject became disorderly and yelled at officer while being handcuffed and placed in the police car.  After being placed in the police car, the subject began banging his head on the cage inside the police car and was kicking the doors.   The subject was placed in leg restraints and the subject's hands and legs were attached together.  The subject continued to kick at the door and window of the police car.
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  • Maryland                                              January  2005
    A man was arrested for DUI.  After being placed in the police vehicle, the man began to kick the dashboard and the windshield of the police car.  The man was placed in another police car where he kicked the rear passenger's side window out.
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  • Connecticut                                          January  2005
    Police arrested a lady who assaulted three people and spit at, swore at, and struggled with officers.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, the lady kicked out a window of the patrol car. 
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  • Florida                                                 January  2005
    A man was arrested after he assaulted two ladies.  Officers arrested the man who attempted to reach for the officer's gun.  After being placed into the patrol car, the man kick out one of the back passenger seat widows.
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  • Indiana                                                January  2005
    Police arrested a 17-year-old who fired shots at an acquaintance.  After being arrested was being transported to a juvenile detention center, the officer stopped to warn a man for urinating in public and the teen was able to open the back door and flee.
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  • Florida                                                 January  2005
    Officer were investigating a cooperative subject about counterfeit money.  When officers asked the suspect for identification, the subject stated it was at another residence and agreed to ride with officers to retrieve his identification.  While at the house, officers discovered he had not been truthful during the initial investigation.  Due to the inconsistencies in the subject's stories, the subject was placed in handcuffs and seated on the couch while the officers continued the investigation.  While searching the suspect, officers found 21 additional counterfeit twenties in his pocket.  During a search of the suspect's room, the suspect slipped the handcuffs to the front of his body and ran out the front door.  Officers chased the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
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  • Louisiana                                             January  2005
    A deputy stopped a man for a traffic violation and the deputy noticed a tactical shotgun with a flashlight in the back seat.  The deputy had the man's license and had the man stand behind the car as the deputy secured the shotgun.  Once the deputy reached in to get the shotgun, the man fled on foot.  The shotgun was found to have been stolen from a police department.
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  • Virginia                                                January  2005
    Three teens missing from a group home stole an unmarked drug task force police vehicle.  Inside the stolen vehicle were several weapons which were stolen from the vehicle.
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  • Florida                                                  January  2005
    A man attempted to rob a bank, but drove away when the teller pressed a panic alarm.  Later that day a deputy spotted a car roughly matching the description of the robber's car.  The subject stopped, but sped of when the deputy got out of the patrol car.  The deputy caught the subject and placed the handcuffed subject in the patrol car.  During transport to jail, the subject slipped out of the handcuffs and when the patrol car slowed at an intersection, the subject reached out a back seat window opening a rear door then fleeing on foot.  The deputy chased and caught the subject a short distance later.
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  • Oklahoma                                            January  2005
    Officer had arrested four subjects at a pawn shop for an apartment burglary.  One of the subjects was able to escape from the back seat of a caged patrol unit and flee on foot.  Officers caught the subject a short distance away.
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  • Pennsylvania                                       January  2005
    A man was arrested for being intoxicated in public.  The man fought with officers and restrained with pepper spray then handcuffed.  After the man was put in the police cruiser, the man kicked out the back window.
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  • Iowa                                                     January  2005
    Two men were found in the area of several car break-ins.  On the way to the station for questioning, a subject kicked out the window of the police car.  The subject then fought with an officer injuring him.
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  • Alabama                                              January  2005
    An officer arrested a man for DUI and placed the handcuffed man in the patrol car.  While the officer was impounding the man's automobile, the man was able to work his hand from the handcuff got out of the back seat of the patrol car and attempted to drive away in the patrol car.   The officers was able to stop the theft.
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  • Oklahoma                                            January  2005
    Deputies were investigating a suspicious vehicle.  During a vehicle search, deputies found items used to manufacture illegal drugs.  The man then fled on foot.
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  • Iowa                                                     January  2005
    A prisoner who was being transported in a police transport van, escaped from authorities for the third time.  The prisoner was restrained in the transport van with handcuffs, a belly chain, and leg irons on when the prisoner somehow got free of the restraints and fled as the transport officer opened the side door of the van.
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  • Texas                                                  January  2005
    Police detained two subjects who attempted to steal a cigarettes and then began to struggle with the store clerk.  Police began to interview the subjects when one of the subjects fled on foot from officers.   Police detained the other suspect who was placed in the back seat of a police car.   While searching for the other subject, the detained subject managed to kick the window open, get into the front seat, and drive away in the police car.  The police car was later found.
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  • California                                            January  2005
    Officers were transporting a juvenile to a detention center when the juvenile jumped from the police car and ran into a field. While searching for the juvenile, police spotted a subject in the area searching for someone.   They believe the subject was there trying to pick up the juvenile.
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  • Louisiana                                            January  2005
    A man was arrested for trying to drown his wife in a bathtub during an argument.  After officers placed the handcuffed man in the patrol unit, he kicked out a window of the patrol unit and fled on foot.   Officers recaptured the man a short time later.
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  • Michigan                                             January  2005
    Troopers arrested a man on a concealed weapons charge.  Two troopers handcuffed the man, put him in the back seat of their car and drove him to the post.  One trooper then entered the post while the other stood outside the patrol car.  The handcuffed man then climbed into the driver's seat of the patrol car and drove off.  The patrol car, which was equipped with an assault rifle and shotgun, was recovered a few hours later.
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  • Texas                                                  January  2005
    A lady who was involved in an accident decided not to stop and a police chase began.  The lady led police down several roads before she hit a culvert and got stuck in the mud.  After being arrested, the lady was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where she kicked the back window out of the patrol car.
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  • Illinois                                                 January  2005
    A teenaged boy was arrested for attacking a bar owner.  After being placed in a squad car, the boy kicked out the back passenger window of the squad car.
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  • New York                                             January  2005
    Police arrested a subject for assault, unlawful imprisonment, and resisting arrest after beating a woman and fighting with police.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the police car where the subject kicked out the windows of the patrol car and bent the door frames.   Police used a taser to subdue him.  
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  • Pennsylvania                                       January  2005
    Police arrested a man who struck a doorman at a club.  Police used pepper spray to restrain the man and then handcuffed him.   After he was put in the police cruiser, the man kicked out the back window.
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  • Arizona                                                January  2005
    A deputy arrested a subject for driving a stolen car.  While the deputy attempted to get reception on his hand-held radio, the subject escaped from a patrol car, jumped a fence and disappeared while wearing handcuffs.   Deputies were called the next day about a burglary in progress at a home.  The escaped subject was found hiding in the attic and arrested again a short time later .
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  • Indiana                                                 January  2005
    The suspect was handcuffed behind his back and seatbelted in the front seat of a police car where the suspect was able to get his handcuffed hands in front of him, into the driver's seat, and drive away.  The suspect was arrested after a short chase.
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  • Oklahoma                                            January  2005
    A subject was detained after being found in a vehicle on a rural road.  The deputy was searching the subject's vehicle when the subject jumped in the deputy's unit and sped away.  The deputy shot at the stolen patrol car then chased the subject in the subject's vehicle and used Tactical Vehicle Intervention to stop the subject.  The subject rolled the patrol unit and then attempted to run on foot where the deputy used a Taser to stop the subject and taken into custody.
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  • Minnesota                                             January  2005
    Police arrested a man for driving under the influence of alcohol.  The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a squad car. While officers were taking photographs of the scene, the man started yelling obscenities and then started hitting his head on the passenger side rear window of the squad car.  The man started kicking the rear windows, knocking both of the rear windows out of the squad car doors. The man then tried to climb out of the squad car, were officers had to use chemical spray and transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
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  • New Jersey                                          January  2005
    Police arrested a subject on an outstanding warrant.  As police approached, the subject fought with officers before being handcuffed.  The subject was placed in the back seat of a police car where he kicked out the rear window of the police car.
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  • Arizona                                                January  2005
    An officer arrested a subject for an outstanding warrant after the subject attempted to flee on foot.  The subject was placed in the back seat of the patrol car and the when the officer made contact at the residence, they found drugs.  The officer returned to the patrol car and found a rear window of the patrol car down and the prisoner missing.  The second subject was placed in the patrol car and officers tracked the escaped prisoner.  The escaped subject was located and taken back into custody but fought with officers and a Taser had to be used to control the escapee.
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  • Michigan                                             January  2005
    Police found a lady attempting to get a car out of a ditch.  When officers made contact with her, they smelling alcohol and the lady was arrested.  During transport, the lady tried to kick out the window of the cruiser, tried to get one handcuff off and was spitting all over the back seat.  She kicked an officer who was assisting.
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  • Wyoming                                            January  2005
    Police stopped a subject for a traffic violation and arrested the subject on drug and weapon charges.   The subject was handcuffed in the back seat of the police car where he slipped his handcuffs off and broke through the back window of a patrol car before fleeing.  The officer chased the subject, but lost him in the darkness.
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  • Massachusetts                                    January  2005
    Police arrested a subject who had just broken into a house.  The subject fought with officers and then the subject kicked out a police car window.
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  • Georgia                                              January  2005
    Police were called to a mobile home park and arrested a subject who was walking around naked.  The subject is schizophrenic and was not taking his medication.  During transport to jail, the subject kicked out a window of the patrol car and took off running naked.  Officers chased the subject and took him into custody.
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  • Massachusetts                                    January  2005
    Police noticed a stolen which attempted to run into the officer and the officer fired at the vehicle.  When a backup officer arrived, the subject also drove at that cruiser.  The officers found the subject a short time later and the subject fought with officers injuring one officer.  The subject was arrested and placed in the back of the police cruiser where the subject tried to kick out the rear window of the police car.
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  • Tennessee                                         January  2005
    A teenaged boy escaped from a van while being returned from psychological treatment.  The teen was being taken to Juvenile Services when he kicked out a window of the van, got out, and fled on foot.
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  • Iowa                                                  January  2005
    A prisoner was being transported to a doctor's office was shackled, but not handcuffed because of an injury to his arm.   The prisoner worked one of his feet out of the leg cuffs during the 10–minute trip from the jail.  Upon arrival at the doctor's office, the prisoner attacked the guard with a metal brace from the prisoner's arm cast.  The prisoner fled on foot, but captured after a short foot chase.
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  • New York                                          January  2005
    Police arrested a teen in connection with stolen property and burglary.  Officers put him in the back of a patrol car and chased a second teen across the street into a wooded area.  A lady watching the events from a residence across the street, noticed the arrested teen climb over the front seat and get out of the driver side door with handcuffs on then flee on foot.   Officers searched the woods with the help of K-9 units and helicopters.  Four teens were finally arrested.
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  • Florida                                              January  2005
    Deputies arrested a subject on drug charges and failure to appear in court.  The subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol unit.  While deputies were outside the patrol unit, the subject kicked out the back window of a patrol car, slid out, and ran away on foot.  The subject was captured later.
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  • Texas                                                January  2005
    Police stopped a lady for a traffic violation and arrested her for outstanding warrants.  The officer handcuffed her and placed her in the back seat of the police car when she freed one of her hands, crawled over the front seat, out the car door, and took off. Police caught her after a short foot chase.
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  • South Carolina                                 January  2005
    Police arrested a subject for obstructing and resisting arrest.  The subject was handcuffed and put in the back seat of the patrol car where she kicked at the window.  Her high heels were long enough to clear the safety bar over the windows and popped the window out of its track.
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  • New York                                         January  2005
    Police received a distress call and upon arrival found a couple's child unresponsive and not breathing.  The father of the child was arrested at the scene in connection with several counts of disorderly conduct.  While handcuffed in the patrol unit, the subject kicked out a window of the police car. 
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  • Pennsylvania                                     January  2005
    A fast food customer became upset after being told they were out of french fries.  The customer made an obscene gesture at the drive-thru clerk then walked into the restaurant and cursed at the staff.  When the customer returned to his vehicle, he saw workers taking down his license number.  The customer put the vehicle in reverse, nearly running over one of them.  After being stopped on a highway a short distance away, the customer scuffled with police and kicked out the back window of a police car.

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  • Oklahoma                                          January  2005
    A subject was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car.  While the officer dealt with other suspects, the arrested subject was able to get his hands in front of his body, get into the front seat of the police car, and start yelling at the dispatcher on the officer's car radio. 
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  • Illinois                                                January  2005
    A teenager, who has been arrested about 10 times, was taken into custody in connection with shots fired.  The teen was handcuffed to the back of a police car and was somehow able to free himself from the handcuffs that were secured to a bar.  When the officer opened the back door to refasten him, the boy jumped out and bit the officer on the lip and bit another officer on the finger.  The both officers were injured and the teenager was captured the next day. See Liability Concerns
    Most all policies prohibit handcuffing to a stationary object, even if that object is part or a vehicle.
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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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