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Police, Handcuffed Suspect Escape Patrol Car Fire on US 101

The car fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sunday on southbound Highway 101 near the Whipple Avenue off-ramp, according to the CHP.

By Bay City News Service: 

At least one Daly City police officer and a suspect in handcuffs safely escaped a police patrol vehicle after it caught fire on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City this weekend, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.

The car fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Sunday on southbound Highway 101 near the Whipple Avenue off-ramp, according to the CHP.

At least one officer and a handcuffed suspect who had been inside the patrol car were able to safely escape and no injuries were reported.

Witnesses reportedly saw the suspect still in handcuffs standing outside of the vehicle a short time after the fire broke out, according to the CHP.

The car fire temporarily shut down the southbound Whipple Avenue off-ramp.


Tom Ricks May 06, 2014 at 02:51 PM
There are soooooo many one-liners you could attach to this story....I'm not sure where to begin...."the law was hot on his trail......" ---you fill in the punch lines

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