Radio calls released in alleged Ind. police car theft

January 17, 2012 3:31:38 PM PST
The public is hearing the radio communications between police and the Indiana man who allegedly stole a Porter County squad car.

William Blakenship was arrested on drug charges in the town of Kouts. He managed to get into the driver's seat while handcuffed and took off. The squad was later found submerged in a drainage ditch.

Before that he used the car's radio to talk to police. Blankenship expressed fear that he'd never see his son again and said he'd rather keep driving than face prison time.

Dispatcher: "You've got to get that car stopped. We can't help you if you can't help us.
Blankenship: Well, if you want to help me, you can tell me where a spare set of handcuff Keys are, so, I can actually hold the steering wheel right." Click here to listen to the calls

Blankenship turned himself in a few days later.