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APD: I-40 Escapee Rolled Down Window To Escape

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By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - The woman who reportedly tried to escape from a moving police car has been moved from the hospital to jail.

It all started with outstanding warrants for 30 year old Stacy Mock's arrest.

Officers arrested her two weeks ago for outstanding warrants for marijuana possession.

Police say as they were driving down I-40 at at least 60 miles an hour, they heard wind noise from the back seat.

Amarillo Police Corporal Jerry Neufeld says, "within a few moments she had taken the cuffs from behind her and slipped them in front of her, hit the roll down button - they're automatic windows - and she's proceeding to go out the window."

What they did not realize before then, Neufeld says, is that the windows could be rolled down from the back seat with the push of a button.

That has been changed now; only the driver of the patrol car has control of the windows in police cars.

In addition to her original possession charge, she is also charged with escape.  But this is not her first time to escape - in 2006 she escaped from a Randall County sheriff's deputy's patrol car.

As for how often this happens with Amarillo police, Neufeld says it does not happen often at all.  He says 10,000 people were arrested by Amarillo police last year, and nothing like this happened.

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