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Handcuffed Man Steals Police Car

By Alex Parker | August 25, 2013 3:07pm
 A Cicero man allegedly stole a Chicago police car while handcuffed.
A Cicero man allegedly stole a Chicago police car while handcuffed.
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CHICAGO — Where there's a will, there's a way - even if you're in handcuffs.

A Cicero man arrested for a traffic violation maneuvered his way from the back seat of a police car and drove off Friday afternoon, despite being handcuffed, police said.

Marquette Fisher, of the 4100 block of South Cicero Avenue, was stopped by police at 12:45 Friday afternoon in the 4100 block of West Adams Street for failure to stop at a stop sign. Officers learned Fisher was driving on a suspended license and had two outstanding warrants, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

They handcuffed him and put him in a police car. As they were speaking with Fisher's passenger, Fisher managed to make his way to the front seat of the police car and drove off.

Fisher stopped a few blocks away in the 4400 block of West Gladys Avenue, Estrada said, and was able to run away from police.

Later Friday night, the Chicago police fugitive apprehension unit tracked Fisher to his home in Cicero, where he was arrested.

He was charged with three traffic violations; four misdemeanors: theft/unlawful possession of an item over $500, driving on a suspended license, escape from a police officer and obstruction of identification; and two felonies: possession of a stolen law enforcement vehicle and aggravated fleeing.

He appeared in bond court Saturday.