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$1M bail for NY man charged with stealing cruiser
SYRACUSE (AP) -- Bail has been set at $1 million for an upstate New York man charged with slipping out of handcuffs after he was arrested and driving off in the police car.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 33-year-old Daniel Kantak was arraigned Saturday in Syracuse city court.
Kantak was charged with second-degree escape, second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny.
Police said Kantak, of Liverpool, N.Y., was arrested for a burglary on Nov. 22. According to police, Kantak slipped out of his cuffs, climbed through a window between the back seat and the front seat and drove away in the patrol car.
Police found the car crashed into a utility pole. The crash caused a power outage.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com