"She took my squad:" Wauwatosa Police release dash camera video of woman driving off with squad car
WAUWATOSA (CBS 58) -- A woman was able to slip out of her handcuffs and take off in a Wauwatosa Police squad car back in July. Newly released dash camera videos shows the car taking off and the search for her.
Earlier this month, Antoinette Martin, 20, pleaded guilty to escape and disorderly conduct charges.
Wauwatosa Police were called out for a fight near 68th and Wisconsin back in July.
According to court documents, she was throwing rocks and threatening someone with a weapon. When police got to the scene, she ran off. Officers chased her and when they caught her, she initially gave them a fake name.
Police then handcuffed her hands behind her back, searched her and seat-belted her in the squad, per protocol. But she somehow was able to get out of her handcuffs, climb through a small opening and get into the driver's seat.
Video shows the officer running after Martin in the squad car.
"Get in the car! Go, go ,go!" said the officer.
A few squad cars follow.
"I believe she took my squad," stated one officer.
A couple minutes later, officers find the squad.
"Squad is locked," said the officer, "Apparently, she got out, ran through a yard, not sure which way."
One witness told police he saw her running into someone's backyard.
Investigators brought out the K-9 Unit and found Martin.
Martin will be sentenced in court on January 7th.