Handcuffed shoplifting suspect escapes police in South Loop

An accused shoplifter, who managed to escape police while handcuffed in Chicago's South Loop, is back in custody.

An accused shoplifter, who managed to escape from police while handcuffed in Chicago's South Loop, is back in custody.

Officers were in the process of arresting the man at the Jewel-Osco in the 1200-block of South Wabash Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. But somehow, he got away.

They ran after him. An officer suffered a minor injury during the chase. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect was arrested four hours later in the 2400-block of West Gunnison, which is about 20 minutes away from the Jewel. He was still wearing the handcuffs.

No other injuries were reported.
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