West Wendover, Nev., police are asking residents of eastern Nevada and western Utah to be on the lookout for a man who escaped their custody despite being handcuffed in the backseat of a squad car.
Abraham Morales, 23, had been arrested early Monday morning on a complaint of disturbing the peace. Officers also suspected he had been drinking, which would be a violation of his parole terms. He was arrested, handcuffed and placed in the back of the squad car and then the West Wendover officers were called to the scene of a bar fight about 4:20 a.m.
The officers, thinking Morales secured, investigated the fight only to find moments later that he had somehow freed himself and fled on foot. Morales remained at large Friday.