A suspect that needed medical care at a Brooklyn hospital escaped police custody Thursday morning and hid in a police officer’s home.
According to the New York Post, William Casado, 29, escaped Coney Island Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and went through a nearby backyard. He then entered a home and inside he spotted an NYPD uniform on a hanger.
“He’s like, ‘Oh f –, this is just my luck,’” a law enforcement source said of Casado. “He was dejected and just gave up.”
The cop wasn’t home, but his mother was there and Casado frightened her. She ran from the house screaming, alerting police that were already on the hunt for Casado.
Casado had been previously arrested and charged with criminal contempt at 4 a.m. that day for violating an order of protection.
Police struggled with Casado while trying to arrest him. Casado later complained that his arm was hurting, so police took him to the hospital for treatment.
While cops were on guard, Casado asked to go to the restroom. Unbeknownst to the officers, it was a plan to get the officers to remove his handcuffs, according to the police.
As he was walking with police to the restroom, he pushed past them and ran out of the exit of the hospital.
Casado made it three blocks to the cop’s home near Brighton 7th Street and Banner Avenue.
Casado was later caught and charged with resisting arrest and trespassing.
This isn’t the first time a suspect has escaped police custody in a Brooklyn hospital this year.
According to CBS New York, on Friday, March 6, Carmen Riley, 30, escaped police custody in Brooklyn at Brookdale Hospital.
During a traffic stop, police determined Riley was driving with a suspended license a rental car that was overdue to be returned.
She was spotted driving a 2013 Altima with no seatbelt on a Friday around 2 p.m. She was supposed to return the rental car on Jan 31, which made the car nearly two months late, according to NYPD.
However, she began complaining of stomach pains. She was transported to Brookdale, where she escaped custody around 5:40 p.m.
Riley was apprehended the next day and taken back into police custody. She had charges added to her initial charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operator. The new charges against her were obstructing governmental administration and one count of escape.