LAS VEGAS, NV (WCMH) – Apparently, nobody was watching the security camera feed as a murder suspect escaped from a police station.
Cameras were pointed at suspected killer Alonso Perez as he broke the hinges of his handcuffs and plotted the rest of his escape.
North Las Vegas police chief Alexander Perez described the escape, “he torques it to the point that it snaps the hinges.”
Shortly after breaking the handcuffs, police re-entered the room, without noticing the broken cuffs. After they walked out, 40 minutes passed before anyone came back to check on him, KSNV reported.
“He takes a chair, puts it up against the wall, climbs up on the chair, knocks out a few ceiling tiles, climbs into the rafters, and exits the building,” said Chief Alexander Perez. “I won’t say he wasn’t seen, but he wasn’t seen by us.”
It took police several days to track down Alonso Perez, who was arrested Tuesday evening.
Police say policy changes are in place to make sure that nothing like this happens again.
“I wish it hadn’t happened but it did now we take steps to make sure it never happens again. We’re not perfect. The police are simply not perfect,” said Chief Perez.