Handcuffed suspect steals police car; doesn't get far

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:00 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A handcuffed man who stole a police car in Alabama has been arrested again.

WIAT-TV (http://bit.ly/1JlRyji ) reports Birmingham officers got a call of a burglary in progress. Officers arrested the suspect Sunday and put him in handcuffs with his hands behind his back and placed him in the back of a police car.

Officer Scott Thurmond says the suspect managed to get his handcuffs in front of him and drive away.

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Police say the unidentified suspect drove less than a mile before ditching the vehicle. Officers were able to take him back into custody later in the day. He was still in the handcuffs.

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Information from: WIAT-TV, http://www.wiat.com/