Santa Maria police searching for man who escaped custody

May 6, 2013

Juan Coria OlayoSanta Maria police officers are searching for a man who escaped custody.

On Sunday, officers arrested Juan Coria Olayo, 24, on drug- and theft-related charges.

After officers transported Olayo to the police department, the unattended suspect wiggled out of his handcuffs and escaped.

Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Olayo. They describe Olayo as a 5′ 7” Hispanic man with black hair. He weighs about 170 pounds.

Officials are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to not approach him, but to call 911.


The Gimlet Eye

This smells.


Isn’t this sort of like the stuff that is unheard of? I do recall an incident a couple of years ago where a guy was cuffed in the back seat of an A-Town PD car and he got away after the arresting officer left the car unattended but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a criminal getting away after he gets taken into the station!

Could this have occurred in the late evening when maybe only one or two officers were around? How embarrassing. Better go find him guys.

The Gimlet Eye

Better explain a lot more clearly HOW he got away!

Sounds like somebody let him out!