Chicago: Marquette Fisher Flees in Cop Car, Escapes, Gets Arrested at Home

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A man arrested in Chicago drive away with a squad car while he was handcuffed and escaped police, only to be arrested again later at his home.

Marquette Fisher, 42, was driving on August 23 when he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign in the early afternoon. Police officers found out that he’d been driving on a suspended license, and put him in a squad car after handcuffing him.

While the officers went back to the van Fisher was driving to talk to the passengers, Fisher vaulted over the driver’s seat of the police car and took off, reported the Chicago Tribune

He was followed by police who stopped him but he lost them while fleeing on foot.

However, he was arrested again later that day, at 6:20 p.m., at his home on South Cicero Avenue, police said.

He was charged with a range of violations, including possession of a stolen law enforcement vehicle, misdemeanor escape from a peace officer, and theft.

He remains under guard at Mount Sinai Hospital because he suffered an unknown ailment after his arrest, police told NBC

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.