COVINGTON, La. A shoplifting suspect has been re-captured after escaping handcuffs and the locks on a police vehicle to get away after her initial arrest.

Covington Police said Erica Morse was arrested after a complaint was received of a shoplifter at the Family Dollar Store on Main Street around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, Morse was located in the same shopping center and placed under arrest. She was handcuffed behind her back while officers continued the investigation.

Police said Morse was able to get out of the handcuffs and defeat the locks. She hopped out of the patrol car and fled on foot in the area of Ronald Reagan Highway and Highway 25.

Covington Police Tweeted later that Morse had been re-captured.

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