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Woman Flees EMS

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando authorities are looking for a woman who escaped jail time by jumping out of a moving ambulance.

An Orange County sheriff's office spokesman says Lisa McCoy was being arrested when she told deputies she was having a panic attack. An ambulance arrived and was taking her to the hospital when she slipped out of her handcuffs and jumped out.

McCoy is wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in a theft case in Osceola County. Deputies will file a warrant for an escape charge.

The sheriff's office spokesman says suspects taken by ambulance are often handcuffed with their hands in front of them, not behind their backs. If the person is sick, officers may loosen the cuffs, making it easier to get out of them.


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