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N.M. Prisoner Escapes in Stolen Patrol Car

February 03, 2014  | 

A prisoner stole an unmarked Milan, N.M., police officer’s vehicle Sunday when she was left in it and slipped out of her handcuffs, according to the New Mexico State Police.

Bridget Romero, 27, was handcuffed in the back seat of the unit when she managed to get her hands free, enter the front of the vehicle and drive away,  police told the Albuquerque Journal.

The vehicle, a 2013 white Ford Taurus, was found later Sunday but Romero was not.


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Ima Leprechaun @ 2/3/2014 5:25 PM

Improper handcuffing procedures led to that getaway. Unmarked police car and probably had no cage either. Taking prisoners in unmarked cars is fraught with danger... always.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/3/2014 6:37 PM

When you leave the car just take the keys with you. The same thing happened last month.

GP Cobb @ 2/3/2014 8:54 PM

Ima: you have a flair for the obvious.

TheRookie @ 2/4/2014 12:01 AM

Hmmm, Skinny wristed? Maybe pretty enough to talk into the old loose cuffing? Double jointed so can slip the cuffs over to the front? Can actually say 100% I always cuffed for bone structure, didn't take the ooh I think your hot line, and always tried to prepare for the worse case scenario. If had any doubts I used to have them sit side ways, slipped a hobble around under the cuff chain, and clipped it to the screen. Never ever used a unmarked non-caged unit to transport. That was a Detective(s) deal. Just my way of doing things in the old days gone by.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/4/2014 3:00 PM

Hey Rookie, you must be younger then me because I used to transport the men I arrested by tying a rope from their neck to their hands and the other end of the rope to my saddle and then pull them with my horse and the women I would just tie their hands and feet and drape them over my saddle and spank them if they got out of hand, LOL

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