A 42-year-old man is accused of getting behind the wheel of a Chicago Police squad car and driving away with it while wearing handcuffs on the West Side Friday afternoon.
Marquette Fisher was driving a red 1989 Chevrolet Astro van when he was
pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign about 12:45 p.m. Friday in the
4100 block of West Adams Street in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.
After officers learned he’d been driving while on a suspended license, they
placed handcuffs on him and sat him in a marked squad car. But as they began
talking to passengers of the van he was driving, police saw Fisher jumping over
the driver’s seat of the police car with his hands in front of him – still
An officer tried to stop him by opening the driver’s side door but Fisher put
the squad car into gear and began fleeing.
He was followed by police who stopped him in 4300 block of West Gladys Avenue
a few blocks away, but officers lost track of him after Fisher fled on foot. He
was apprehended about five and a half hours later, at 6:20 p.m., at his home in
the 1400 block of South Cicero Avenue.
Fisher was charged with possession of a stolen law enforcement vehicle,
aggravated fleeing and eluding, misdemeanor escape from a peace officer,
obstructing identification, theft, and numerous traffic citations including
driving while his license was suspended, according to police. Fisher was also
wanted on two warrants.