Police: Handcuffed Man Flees in Squad Car

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    A man who was handcuffed in the back of a squad car after a traffic arrest is accused of hopping in the front seat and driving away with the Chicago Police squad car on the West Side Friday, police said.

    Marquette Fisher was pulled over for a traffic stop around 12:45 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of West Adams Street after he failed to stop at a stop sign, police said. He was placed in handcuffs after officers learned he had been driving on a suspended license.

    Fisher was sat in the back of a marked squad car while police talked to a passenger in the vehicle, officials said.

    The officers then witnessed Fisher, still handcuffed, hop into the driver’s seat of the police car with his hands in front of him and put the car in drive, police said.

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    Fisher fled the scene and was stopped by police in the 4300 block of West Gladys Avenue a few blocks away, but he escaped the officers by fleeing on foot.

    Around 6:20 p.m. Fisher was arrested in the 1400 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said.

    He was charged with possession of a stolen law enforcement vehicle, felony aggravated fleeing and eluding, misdemeanor escape from a peace officer, obstructing identification, theft, and several traffic citations including driving while on a suspended license, according to police.

    Fisher was also wanted on two warrants.

    Fisher was hospitalized after the incident for an unknown condition following his arrest, police said.