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Man Escapes Cop Car, Then Surrenders In N.J.

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GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) – Authorities in southern New Jersey say a suspect who escaped from a moving police car while handcuffed is now back in custody.

Thirty-four-year-old Paul Griffith turned himself in to authorities in Bellmawr early Saturday afternoon. He had been on the lam since the previous evening, when he kicked out the rear window of a Gloucester City police car and jumped out.

At the time, an officer was taking Griffith to the Camden County Jail after he was arrested on several charges, including cocaine possession. He was in the back seat and somehow managed to get his handcuffed hands in front of his body before fleeing.

Griffith then ran off, but it was not clear Sunday where he went before he decided to surrender.

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