Handcuffed Teen Surrenders to Police

Sunday, Oct 2, 2011  |  Updated 4:09 PM CDT
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An underage drinking suspect still wearing handcuffs delivered himself to the door of authorities after realizing he’d left his ID with the officers he'd run away from the night before.  

It happened about 2 p.m. Thursday when Zachary A. Keilman, 18, of Rensselaer, Ind., walked into the Lowell State Police post and told Sgt. Alan Jamerson that he believed he was wanted on a warrant, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

When asked why he thought he was wanted, Keilman rolled up his sleeves on his shirt, exposing handcuffs on both wrists, with the chain cut in the middle.

Further investigation revealed that Keilman had been detained by Newton County Sheriff’s Department the night before for attending an underage drinking party they had been dispatched to, the release said.

But while handcuffed inside one of the deputy’s police car Keilman took off, still handcuffed, when the deputy was busy dealing with other participants, the release said.

Keilman then had someone cut the chain to the handcuffs and his legal problems worsened when he realized that he had left his identification inside the deputy’s police car, the release said.

He was taken into custody and charged with escape and fleeing. He was incarcerated at the Newton County Jail.

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