You may recall the report of a prisoner who was handcuffed and put in the back of a police car, who then got out of the handcuffs, got a gun, and shot himself in the head. Police were amazed.
Well, we now have a copy-cat suicide victim. This one was arrested, handcuffed with his hands behind his back, somehow got his handcuffed hands in front of him, and used the seat belt to strangle himself. Police are amazed.
Police said the three offenders were handcuffed behind their backs and put in the back seats of three different patrol cars while police returned to the building to investigate.
“How long a period of time can someone remain in the patrol car by himself without an officer there? Well there are several factors involved in that, and it’s part of the investigation that I cannot release right now,” Anderson Police Chief Larry Crenshaw said.
Police said the 17-year-old managed to move his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front of his body.
It is indeed amazing: teenagers in two cases having this ability to evade the confining effects of handcuffs and then finding ways to kill themselves, in the back seats of police cars.
The public, being used to such astounding abilities in arrested teenagers, pays no attention. It’s in the local news, and then it’s forgotten.