Handcuffed Texas man stole Florida deputy’s car

Walton County Sheriff's Office

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – Authorities in Florida’s Panhandle say a Texas man stole a deputy’s patrol car while handcuffed.

According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested 30-year-old Cody Dwayne Hynum of Highlands, Texas, on Friday in DeFuniak Springs for allegedly stealing a pickup truck and attempting to steal another vehicle.

Authorities told the Northwest Florida Daily News that after being handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car, Hynum kicked out one of its windows.

The sheriff’s office said Hynum got into the driver’s seat and drove off while still handcuffed. Authorities said Hynum drove the vehicle into a fence before fleeing on foot into nearby woods, where he was caught.

Hynum was held without bond Saturday on multiple charges. Jail records didn’t show whether Hynum had an attorney.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s