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VIDEO: Handcuffed Spring Breaker Escapes From Police SUV After Bystander Lets Him Out

Clearwater, FL – A viral video captured the moment when a handcuffed spring breaker escaped out of the back of a patrol vehicle and took off running down the beach (video below).

The incident occurred on Clearwater Beach at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, after police responded to a report of a fight, WTVT reported.

They ended up arresting 18-year-old Dominic Glass, who was then handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle.

Cell phone footage showed the large crowd that congregated around the police SUV, to include some beachgoers who were yelling at the officer who arrested Glass.

As the officer walked around to the driver’s side of the vehicle, one bystander reached out and opened the latch to the rear passenger door, the video showed.

A second later, Glass jumped out with his hands still cuffed behind his back and took off running across the beach.

The crowd erupted in to cheers as a slew of people began running across the sand behind him, the video showed.

The footage quickly went viral on Instagram and TikTok, WTVT reported.

Glass was recaptured after a brief chase and booked into jail on charges of resisting an officer without violence, disorderly conduct, and escape.

Police also arrested 18-year-old Adam Asad on charges of resisting arrest without violence and aiding prisoner escape for opening the door of the patrol SUV to let Glass out, WTVT reported.

A total of 26 officers ended up responding to the beach to quell the mayhem, arresting four people by the time the ordeal was over.

“While many of the young adults in the video think this is funny, it has turned what would have been a very minor violation to one that will have severe consequences,” Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter told WTVT.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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