This past Friday, police officers form the unfortunately named White Settlement, TX responded to a break-in at an antique store. The police arrived to catch Darren Porter in the act, arrested him, and put him in secure custody in the back of a cruiser... or so they thought.

In a scene more fitting of a lost episode of Dukes of Hazzard, Porter was somehow able to roll down back window of the Crown Vic and let himself out. All officers on the scene were still in the antique store, so with no one around, Porter decided to help himself to the driver's seat of his former place of captivity. From there, he embarked on a joyride with the cruiser.

Porter was off, with the local smokies none the wiser. Unfortunately for Porter and his getaway plans, his hands were still cuffed, and he was unable to keep control of the car. He eventually blew out a tire, drove off of the road, and fled when the car was no longer drivable.

Incredibly, the cache of firearms in the trunk was never accessed, but Porter is still at large. The video below should come as a warning to local law enforcement.


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      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it standard to cuff their hands in the front when put into the back seat?
        wilkegm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Definitely not. Some people, however, can roll to their backs and slip cuffed wrists under their butt. You can tell from the picture that this guys is rather lanky, so that is what might have happened. At the very least, the rear window switches are usually disconnected. Together with the child locks being engaged (and a barrier), it normally makes for a pretty escape resistant back seat.
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      dude doesn't know how to drive RWD with one hand?
      rex
      • 2 Years Ago
      "unfortunately named White Settlement, TX " what the hell does that mean? what trash this blog puts out...
        Brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rex
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Settlement,_Texas It was named "White Settlement" to distinguish itself from where the Native Americans live. The name, not Autoblog, is unfortunate trash.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      "White Settlement, TX" HAH
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Texas should just secede into Mexico what a cesspool.
      JTBradford
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in White Settlement. This is sad for our police force..
      kevin
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is why my squad car has window bars and flat metal panels in place of the stock door panels.
      bluepongo1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummm... not a joyride. Stupid short-lived escape since they already got his ID. They will probably just troll his usual haunts till he shows up or gets tired of running. If the place was named after a Mr. White they probably wouldn't agree with " unfortunately named ".
      Healthy Chap
      • 2 Years Ago
      form
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      One less police car in White Settlement, Texas is probably a good thing.
      harlanx6
      • 2 Years Ago
      The keystone cops strike again!
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