- Footage shows a police officer leading a suspect into a police car
- The officer appears careless and this allows the suspect to escape easily
- Social media users questioned the officer's conduct
Viral CCTV footage shows a suspect escaping from police custody after an officer's apparent carelessness.
Intelligence Bureau SA shared the footage on its Facebook page recently, Briefly.co.za gathered. It's unclear where and when the incident happened.
In the video, the officer is seen leading the suspect from a building towards the car parked along a street. The suspect sat on the right-hand back seat of the car.
However, the cop left the door open and walked towards the left side of the car. This allowed the suspect to simply get out of the vehicle and run to freedom.
He wasn't handcuffed. The cop also made no effort to pursue the fleeing suspect. In fact, he simply walked back towards the building.
Predictably, social media users smelled a rat about the whole scene. Many of them felt that the escape was planned. Some even suggested that the officer should be arrested.
Dumisani Moyo said:
Arrest that police officer; he was paid a bribe. Number two, suspect was not handcuffed. Number three, no effort to chase the suspect. Last but not least, don't give such officers cars to roam around; let them open cases and certify papers at the station.
Marvin Lee said:
They both knew what the plan was. Pretty obvious. Arrest the cop [and] you will find the perp. Fire the cop [and] replace him with someone that actually wants a job.
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