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Man slips out of handcuffs, then escapes from San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies

Man slips out of handcuffs, then escapes from San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a 31-year-old man who slipped out of handcuffs and escaped from the back seat of a patrol car in Victorville on Sunday evening.

Charles Brown, 31, was taken into custody on suspicion of transporting narcotics and taken to Victorville Police Department to be interviewed. But as he sat in the back of a patrol car he managed to wriggle one hand out of the handcuffs and exited the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

When deputies saw that he had escaped, they began to search the area with assistance from a Sheriff’s helicopter and a K9 unit.

Brown is described as a black man with short black...

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