Burien

Police: Escaped suspect drives home with hands cuffed behind back

BURIEN, Wash. -- A man in custody on suspicion of driving with a suspended license escaped from Burien District Court Friday, driving all the way home to Renton with his hands cuffed behind his back, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect was reportedly driving a white Oldsmobile Alero registered to a Renton residence. When a deputy showed up there, a woman said the suspect wasn't home at the moment.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy parked around the corner and waited for the Alero, which sure enough showed up a short time later, turning slowly into the residence's driveway.

The suspect didn't immediately comply with the deputy's orders to get out of the car, but he also didn't move his hands to grab the steering wheel or turn off the car's ignition, according to the Sheriff's Office.

When the deputy asked if the suspect was still handcuffed, he said he was. Despite managing to drive all the way home with his hands cuffed behind his back, the suspect needed the deputy to climb into the car and put it in park for him, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The suspect was removed from the car and booked into Kent Jail for his outstanding warrant, showing that even if you can drive from Burien to Renton with no hands, you still need a license to do it.