Police: Handcuffed man who fled hospital arrested for escape

Posted: 4:21 PM, Nov 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-06 16:21:19-05

LA PALMA, Calif. (AP) -- A handcuffed car theft suspect who bolted from a Southern California hospital while being treated for injuries from a traffic collision was arrested Sunday after a manhunt, police said.

Javier Anguiano, 30, was found hiding in a neighborhood several hours after he escaped from custody at a hospital in the Orange County suburb of La Palma.

He was arrested on suspicion of escape, outstanding warrants and charges related to drugs and a stolen vehicle.

La Palma police had issued a crime alert and posted a mug shot online of Anguiano after authorities said he ran from the hospital wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers with his hands cuffed in front of him.

They had said he was unarmed, but considered dangerous.