Greenbelt, MD- Abdul Hakim, 43, of Greenbelt had just been arrested on domestic abuse charges on Saturday morning when he decided to steal a police car.
While handcuffed and waiting for an officer to move him from the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, he stole the idling police cruiser.
Hakim asked an officer to loosen his handcuffs, and then made his way to the driver’s seat and took off.
Hakim managed to drive the car through Hyattsville, hitting a number of other cars before eventually crashing the car in a park near 24th Avenue and Lyndon Street. He ran off, but police finally caught him a few blocks later.
The Prince George’s County Police noted that in addition to the domestic abuse charge, Hakim will also be charged with assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, motor vehicle theft and possibly more.
County Police Chief, Hank Stawinski, said he understood his officers ‘compassion’ for Hakim and why they kept the car running during a cold day.