Video: Handcuffed Burglary Suspect Steals Cruiser
December 10, 2012
VIDEO: Cruiser Joyride In Texas
A handcuffed burglary suspect escaped from the rear of a White Settlement (Texas) Police cruiser and took the vehicle on a joyride captured by the dashboard camera.
Police arrested Darren Porter, 41, as a suspect in the burglary of an antique store in the town near Fort Worth. He was placed in the back of a police car. Porter then rolled down the window, exited the vehicle, and climbed behind the wheel.
The cruiser's dashboard camera then captures the ride as Porter spins out and drives erratically while attempting to escape. Police located the abandoned car near an apartment building. Porter remained at large on Monday, reports NBC DFW.
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Big Dog @ 12/12/2012 5:56 AM
Hard to drive when your hancuffed ( BEHIND ) your back
pup @ 12/12/2012 10:54 AM
I'm sure the officer was quite embarassed. As for being handcuffed in the front or behind the back, a suspect may be able to slip his cuffs to the front of him. This is why it's taught from day one, when you're detaining a suspect or have him in custody, you never leave him unattended. This incident is a prime example and one of the reasons why you have a back-unit or you're in position to always maintan visual of the suspect.
BlueVixen @ 12/12/2012 10:38 PM
How about just taking the keys out of the ignition. He's a suspect, criminal, perp, or whatever you want to call him, he doesn't need heat or AC. Thank goodness this situation wasn't any worse, i.e. he turned the car on and unlocked the shotgun. Seriously LEOs we need to stop with the tunnel vision and always think SAFETY. There is NOTHING ROUTINE about our jobs.
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