He made a break for it.
Video shows a handcuffed teenager darting out of a police cruiser and sprinting away from cops on a Florida seashore whereas a crowd of spring breakers cheers him on.
One of many beachgoers slyly opened the door of the Clearwater police automobile, permitting the teen to slide out and make his daring escape, in line with the TikTok footage, captioned “Florida SRING BREAK.”
“He’s popping out,” somebody says, as the teen, carrying blue swim trunks and together with his fingers nonetheless in cuffs behind his again, runs off on the sand.
The group of revelers then chased after the teen, who was quickly stopped by a cop and dragged off by his handcuffs, in line with a second video.
Clearwater police recognized the teen within the video as Dominic Glass, 18, on Thursday and mentioned he had been charged with escape, resisting an officer with out violence and disorderly conduct.
The particular person suspected of opening the door was additionally taken into custody, cops mentioned.
Glass, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, had allegedly been concerned in a brawl on the seashore at about 7 p.m. Wednesday when cops first tried to arrest him.
“Whereas lots of the younger adults within the video assume that is humorous, it has turned what would have been a really minor violation to 1 that may have extreme penalties,” Chief Dan Slaughter advised native outlet Fox13.
Total on Wednesday, police arrested 4 folks on the seashore, together with one accused of battering an officer.
Scores of younger folks have been filling up Florida’s seashores over spring break, even as some native officers increase fears that the rowdy partying might unfold COVID-19.