Trending Topics: When a cuffed suspect steals a squad car

What are your tips for ensuring a suspect in restraints doesn’t escape?


By PoliceOne Staff

Even after a suspect has been placed in handcuffs, it’s vital that cops maintain situational awareness and vigilance at all times. As these four videos show, it only takes a few seconds of letting your guard down for a suspect to make off with your cruiser and leave you stranded on the side of the road. What are your tips for ensuring a suspect in restraints doesn’t escape? Share your thoughts in the comments.

1. Handcuffed Okla. suspect steals cruiser containing K-9 during stop

The suspect moved the cuffs from his back to the front of his body, hopped in the driver’s seat and took off. A police K-9, Cash, was in the back and along for the ride.

2.  Pa. woman steals cruiser while cuffed, leads pursuit

According to police, the woman managed to squeeze through an unlatched opening in the cruiser's partition and take off.

3. Cuffed Texas burglar steals cruiser

Officers were unaware that the vehicle was missing until calls came in about a marked police cruiser driving erratically.

4. Handcuffed Calif. man steals highway patrol SUV

A handcuffed man led a 10-mile pursuit in a California Highway Patrol cruiser before he was arrested while trying to flee.

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