A man escaped Olmos Park police custody Sunday evening, but was caught hours later by SAPD officers still wearing a handcuff.
Olmos Park police responded to a report of a driver that struck a curb around 8 p.m.
Officers spotted the suspect and found the car believed to be involved at the Valero Corner Store in the 5100 block of McCullough. Officers arrested the suspect for public intoxication as he attempted to get inside the car.
"He was already handcuffed, and he probably was able to manipulate the window, the electric window, and then reach outside to unlock the door from the outside," said Olmos Park police Chief Fritz Bohne.
According to police, the officer was working on impounding the suspect's vehicle when the suspect apparently noticed the window of the officer's patrol SUV was slightly open.
San Antonio police used their helicopter and K-9 unit, and were able to track the man to railroad tracks where they found his cell phone and one of his shoes.
Around 11:30 p.m., a San Antonio police officer found the suspect.
"Apparently, he had to have some help, because when he was found, a handcuff hinge had been cut," Bohne said.
Police said the suspect would face charges for public intoxication, but he is from Guatemala and could be deported.