Atascadero woman hides handcuffs in body cavity
September 1, 2010
A 51-year-old Atascadero woman drove into the garage of her home while allegedly intoxicated, was taken into custody, slipped out of her handcuffs and hid them in a place that baffled police last Thursday night. [KSBY]
The unnamed woman’s 11-year-old son called 911 when her car crashed into the garage where he was located. She was charged with driving under the influence and willful cruelty to a child.
While waiting in an Atascadero police car for transportation to the San Luis Obispo County Jail, the woman managed to slip out of her handcuffs and then reportedly began banging on the police car window. Atascadero Police removed her from the car, a struggle ensued and officers placed a second set of handcuffs on the intoxicated woman.
Officers and guards were baffled at what happened to the first set of handcuffs.
Jail guards performed an extensive pat-down search of the woman and did not find the restraints. The arresting officer returned to Atascadero and performed a thorough search of his car.
He still could not find his cuffs.
The officer called the jail and asked guards to search the woman again. A correctional officer went to the woman’s cell and asked her for the handcuffs.
The guard stood by as the woman removed the still double-locked cuffs from a body cavity.
She now faces a charge of petty theft on top of her DUI and child cruelty charges.