It sounds like a scene from some satirical or adventure movie, but trust us on this, this is very much real. One very clever and resourceful perp decide to make a final run for it, after being brought to Porter County jail, when the policemen who brought him for booking left the cruiser door AND the garage door wide open.
Sounds too good to be true, but we have the CCTV footage to prove it. A 25-year-old Michael Maldonado made the 100-meter-dash from the garage of Porter County jail in Indiana on Monday, March 26, when he noticed that the jail garage door took its sweet, sweet time closing down. Two squad cars arrived in the garage, one holding Maldonado, and park at the door leading to booking. The officers get out of their vehicles and move away, their backs turned on the perp in custody, knowing that he is safe in the locked car.
If you take a closer look at the squad on the left, you may notice it shaking and some ruckus going on inside. A moment later, the driver’s side door opens and out comes Maldonado, shoeless and darting for the exit before the automatic door shuts down.
It took the policemen a while to process what was happening. By the time they realized it, their perp was out and free, with a pair of glistening handcuffs to boot.
The footage has been watched over 30,000 times in just one day, proving that yes, officers of the law are always comedy gold.
The following morning, Porter County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jamie Erow confirmed a statement that Maldonado has been found and brought back into custody.
Credit to ‘Porter County Sheriff’s Department’.