Handcuffed man steals police car

Handcuffed man steals police car

Police in the US state of Pennsylvania were left red-faced last week, after a man they had arrested managed to steal the police car he was sat in, despite still wearing his handcuffs.

Anthony Fox was arrested on drug offences in the town of Nanty Glo, near Pittsburgh. After being placed in the back of the police car, he managed to undo his seatbelt, hop into the driver's seat and speed off, despite having his hands cuffed behind his back.
However, police soon caught up with the wiley criminal, as he crashed the police cruiser in front of an apartment building in the next town.

Speaking to wjactv.com, resident Dana Sherman described how Fox then tried to break his way into the building.

"There was a guy in handcuffs running up our steps and he put his body against the door and the guy was screaming, 'Let me in, let me in,'" she said.

"That kind of stuff just doesn't happen here. We're a nice, peaceful, quiet neighbourhood."

Fox was taken back into custody, before being subjected to blood tests at a local hospital. He now faces charges of escape, theft, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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