Man in handcuffs steals police car (video)

Darren Porter 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) Handcuffs couldn’t keep one man grounded for long, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

A robbery suspect who was handcuffed in a police car, just opened the car window, opened the car door, got into the driver's seat and drove away with the vehicle, leaving the police in a North Texas city still struggling to find him three days later.

Dash camera video from another vehicle caught Darren Porter, 41, coming out of the backseat of the police car in White Settlement, west of Fort Worth.

Police arrested Porter on Friday morning, on charges that he had broken into an antique shop. He was
handcuffed and placed in the back of a Ford Crown Victoria police car, police said.

Patrol cars are supposed to have the window switches on the rear of the car disabled, but not this one, Lieutenant JP Bevering said Monday morning.

Porter was able to roll down the window, reach out and open the door. Dash camera video showed him climbing into the driver's seat and taking off.

The car was found abandoned at a nearby apartment complex, Bevering said. Porter was still at large on Monday.