LaPorte man arrested for burglary, stealing squad car

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A LaPorte man was arrested twice Friday after stealing a Michigan City squad car during his first arrest.

Jacob Defelice, 29, was first arrested Friday afternoon after police responded to reports of a burglary on Manhattan Street. WSBT reports he was arrested after a short foot chase.

During his arrest, Defelice was placed in the back seat of a police car wearing handcuffs. He was then able to get his handcuffs to the front of his body, climb into the driver’s seat and drive away.

He was captured by officers a short time later and now faces charges for both pursuits.

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