facebook
twitter
search
search

Man escapes jail, is busted at nearby bar

Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a man who escaped from a holding cell was found having a beer at a bar near the police station.

Officers at the Smith Township police station said Timothy Bonner -- who was booked on an assault charge Saturday -- managed to knock the door of a holding cell off its hinges and escape from the building.

Police said Bonner knocked on Bill Stewart's door nearby and asked to borrow a pair of shoes.

Bonner then went to a nearby bar, where he told Robert Smith he had just escaped from jail.

"He asked me to buy him a beer, so I bought him a beer. He didn't even get to take a drink of it before they slammed him on the bar," Smith said. "He was only here a few minutes before police showed up."

Bonner faces additional charges and was taken to the Washington County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
British festival launches egg 21.7 miles toward space
Tourist's Brooklyn Bridge climb selfie sparks security questions
Vlogger shoots iPhones to determine bullet-stopping capabilities
Woman, 70, finishes 100-mile race with six seconds to spare
74.8-inch Illinois cow posthumously named tallest ever by Guinness