Official's car commandeered by suspect

March 1, 2009 11:29:02 AM PST
Police have found a constable's car that they say was stolen by a shackled prisoner in central Pennsylvania. However, they still haven't found the prisoner.

Police located the missing SUV in Newberry Township on Saturday, a day after they say robbery suspect Erik Peterson drove off in it.

Peterson was being driven to a preliminary hearing by Constable Larry Brunner. At one point, Brunner got out of the car to try to restrain the shackled suspect in the backseat.

Police say Peterson then climbed into the front seat and drove off. The keys to his handcuffs and leg irons were on the car's key ring.

The shackles were found in the car, about nine miles from where Peterson commandeered it.

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