LA PALMA, Calif. – A handcuffed car theft suspect who bolted from a Southern California hospital while being treated for injuries from a traffic collision was arrested Sunday after a manhunt, police said.
Javier Anguiano, 30, was found hiding in a neighborhood several hours after he escaped from custody at a hospital in the Orange County suburb of La Palma.
He was arrested on suspicion of escape, outstanding warrants and charges related to drugs and a stolen vehicle.
La Palma police had issued a crime alert and posted a mug shot online of Anguiano after authorities said he ran from the hospital wearing an unbuttoned plaid short-sleeved shirt, jeans and black loafers with his hands cuffed in front of him.
They had said he was unarmed, but considered dangerous.