Handcuffed man steals car

A handcuffed US man managed to escape from police by stealing their car and driving off with his knees.

A handcuffed US man managed to escape from police by stealing their car and driving off with his knees.

Jose Rodriguez, 27, was arrested in connection with a shooting in the Bronx area of New York earlier this month, as well as for drunk driving and absconding on his parole responsibilities after police stopped his car in the nearby New Jersey.

The officers had Jose shackled his legs and placed him in the back seat of their unmarked car.

As the officers searched his vehicle - finding a gun - Jose climbed into the front of their car and drove off, while still handcuffed.

The car was found with damage indicating Jose had crashed around five miles away.

The assailant was captured the following day in Connecticut.

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