SEATTLE — Seattle police have recaptured a burglary suspect who escaped after his first arrest by driving off in a patrol car.
Spokeswoman Renee Witt says officers had identified the 33-year-old man after he was caught with electronics about 2 a.m. today at a break-in at Wing Luke Elementary School in south Seattle.
Witt says officers found him again near his home about 6 a.m. still wearing handcuffs.
He had been cuffed behind his back at the school and placed in the back seat of a patrol car. He managed to maneuver his hands in front of him and then slide through a partition to the front seat of the car while the officer was away for a minute.
The suspect drove off and abandoned the car. No weapons were taken.