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Handcuffed man who escaped police in Washington remains on loose



WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - Police in Washington County said they're still searching for a man who escaped a police cruiser Tuesday while handcuffed.

Officer Michael Leasure, who arrested Ramsey Hyslop, told Channel 11's Cara Sapida on Thursday that he's not sleeping until Hyslop is caught.

“It’s my fault and I’m going to learn from my mistakes. I’m not going to ever let it happen again,” Leasure said.

Investigators said Hyslop was arrested on bench warrants inside of his Roscoe home prior to his arrest. Police said Hyslop was also in possession of heroin.

“On the end table were stamp bags, bundles and syringes. We put him in custody and handcuffed him behind his back. Then we placed him in the car and shut the door to go back inside and gather evidence,” Leasure said. “We were probably gone for five minutes.”

Officers said Hyslop managed to slip through the partition between the front and back seats of a police cruiser to get away.

“Somehow he got his hands to the front, worked them down behind him, and went through a little tiny window in the police car,” Leasure said.

Anyone with information on Hyslop's whereabouts is asked to contact police.