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Video: Utah Suspect Slips Cuffs, Steals Cruiser

July 08, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Utah Suspect Slips Cuffs, Steals Cruiser

Patrol car video released by the Riverdale (Utah) PD shows a suspect wriggling out of his handcuffs and driving away in a police cruiser.

Gordon Graham, 35, was eventually arrested after leading police on a two-county chase on June 15. Police released the patrol car video to the Standard-Examiner on Friday.

Riverdale PD officers responded to a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store after reports of a male and female who were possibly intoxicated. They found the pair stumbling around, appearing to be high on drugs. Officers handcuffed Graham and placed him in the back of a cruiser while they searched his vehicle.

After Graham complained of heat, an officer opened the sliding window separating the back and front seats.

Graham can then be seen on video slipping out of his cuffs and climbing into the driver's seat of the cruiser. Shortly after the 5-minute mark of the video, officers can be seen running toward the vehicle, as Graham accelerates away. The final moments of the video show Graham wrecking the vehicle.

Tags: Police Equipment Thefts, Riverdale (Utah) PD, Handcuffing Suspects


Comments (4)

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Nichole @ 7/9/2013 4:11 AM

Before the armchair quarterbacks get here... what an idiot. Way to add more misery to your charges. I hope he and his girl get time well spent in a cell.

RJ @ 7/9/2013 8:51 AM

Thank god all the idiot did was steal and wreck the cruiser. He could of attacked the officers. Be more careful stay safe blues. I hope he spends some quality time with the other a##holes thinking about how stupid he was/is

Trigger @ 7/9/2013 9:30 AM

Dear Chief you will never believe what just happened!!

pup @ 7/9/2013 9:34 AM

Not knowing the entire story but in the manner the article reads, shame on the officer/trooper who left the radio car unattended. Rule number one is never leave the suspect alone and without supervision.

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