DETROIT (WJBK) - Police have arrested a woman Tuesday who managed to escape handcuffs after police responded to a scene at a Detroit gas station.
Authorities say it began when police arrived at the Marathon gas station on Fort and Dragoon around 7 p.m. Monday to arrest a man wanted for a parole violation.
While police dealt with him outside, inside the gas station was a woman seen crying to the clerk.
"I need to go, I need to go," she's heard saying.
She told the clerk she needed to catch a bus and leave the state. Those tears quickly turned to anger when she saw a man she knows walking into the store, carrying a gas can.
"Want me to beat your a**? Gonna call the cops on me," she said.
The man asked for his gas can back as the woman began to punch him, continuing to berate him.
"Give me my [expletive] money," she said.
Officers are still outside but the woman was unfazed as she continued to demand money and hit the man.
Police eventually cuffed the woman. Meanwhile, the man police originally caught, went into cardiac arrest. That was enough of a distraction for that woman, who was still cuffed, to casually back away from police and out of view.
"Has it ever happened? Of course. We don't want it to happen. Fortunately she's not someone who's a danger to the community," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The woman wasn't gone for long. Detroit police say an officer recognized the her on Tuesday afternoon as she walked along Livernois, no longer handcuffed.
Although that man she hit isn't pressing charges, the woman is facing serious consequences for her easygoing escape.
"She's in a little more trouble but we'll see what pans out - what we're dealing with. Could be some other surrounding concerns or issues as it relates to her," Craig said.