Shoplifter flees while handcuffed and in custody…now FREE TO GO thanks to NJ Bail Reform.
ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
Original Report from NJ.com …2/20/17
FAIRFIELD — A man caught shoplifting a video game system from Target on Sunday managed to escape from police while handcuffed and was captured an hour later when a resident helped officers locate him on Route 46, police said.
Keenan S. Jenkins, 28, of Teaneck, swiped a $250 Play Station 4 gaming system from the township Target at 6:37 p.m. Sunday, according to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna.
Officers arrested Jenkins outside the store and handcuffed him, police said.
While an officer was unlocking his patrol car, Jenkins ran through the parking lot and across Route 46, officials said.
As officers from Fairfield and surrounding towns searched for Jenkins, police sent out a Nixle alert at 7:50 p.m. letting residents know the cuffed Jenkins was on the run, authorities said. A resident who received the alert contacted police when he saw Jenkins on route 46 near Dale Drive, authorities said.
After a brief chase, police arrested Jenkins behind the Ashley Furniture store on Route 46, at 8:05 p.m., police said.
“This was a great cooperative effort, not only by the responding police personnel but more importantly, by a member of the community who took the time to get involved by signing up for police advisements and then by acting on it when they received information about a wanted criminal,” Manna said in the release.
Jenkins was being held and processed at the Fairfield police headquarters Monday.
You’ve been LIED to New Jersey…NJ Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.
* All Defendants confirmed released by court or own recognizance *