[Captured!] DeAngelo Johnson: St. Louis Prisoner Escapes Hospital in Handcuffs, Ankle Chains


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Update 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: St. Louis police report that DeAngelo Johnson was taken into custody without incident around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 7800 block of Minnesota. Original post from Tuesday afternoon follows...

D'oh. For the fifth time in fifteen months a St. Louis inmate has escaped custody. Police say this morning that they're still searching for DeAngelo Johnson, who fled from Saint Louis University Hospital around 10:30 p.m. yesterday while there for an undisclosed ailment.

KSDK reports that Johnson, 26, was ordered in August to 120 days of "shock treatment" in jail following a 2010 burglary arrest. The television station reports that Johnson left the hospital yesterday wearing a gray jumpsuit and no shoes. Ankle chains were attached from his waist to one of his legs. He was also reportedly wearing handcuffs. 

So, you, know, it's not like he would arouse any suspicion when walking out of the hospital! Police say that Johnson was in the custody of the Probation and Parole when he made his flight.