Suspect Thrown in Cop Car Ends Up Stealing It
He manages to roll down back window in handcuffs
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 8, 2012 8:30 AM CST
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(Newser) – After they nabbed a man suspected of burglary, Texas police ended up as theft victims themselves. Authorities in the city of White Settlement detained a man reportedly stealing from an antiques shop, leaving him in their car while they spoke to the store's owner. Despite his handcuffs, Darren Douglas Porter, 41, was able "to roll down the window and reach around and unlock the door from the outside," says a police rep, who noted that the cops had thought the back window controls were disconnected.

Porter managed to sneak to the front door and drive away. Soon, police were getting 911 calls about one of their cars driving erratically. They say they've got a "very good chance" of tracking Porter down, NBC 5 reports. "We've dealt with him previously," says the spokesman. "We know his associates, so now we're in the process of contacting them and keeping an eye out for him." Cops plan to add felony theft and escape to his list of burglary-related charges.

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HANKHILL
Dec 9, 2012 9:06 AM CST
way to go derren douglas there is a very good job for you at the white house when you are done with this crap!
MSCOTTASHLEY
Dec 8, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Oh I say that on Reno 911!
GeorgeL
Dec 8, 2012 12:13 PM CST
I think I see a new "reality" show in the making here..."America's dumbest cops". Bad Boy, Bad Boy, What Ya Gonna Do When They Come For You?