A 16-year-old from Brooklyn now faces additional charges stemming from accusations he escaped police custody after being arrested for fare evasion on Monday.
Around 9:45 p.m. on Monday, Rhamar Perkins, 16, fled from police while in their custody after an earlier arrest for theft of service, authorities reported.
Perkins was first arrested after police said he jumped the subway turnstile at the Rockaway Avenue station in Brownsville, CBS2 stated.
Once in custody, Perkins allegedly convinced a rookie officer that he needed to use the bathroom then left from the back of the Crown Heights stationhouse where he had been taken, according to the New York Daily News.
Perkins’ escape was the latest in a string of suspects who have bolted from NYPD custody, CBS2 added. In 2015, six people in custody were able to escape during one six-month period.
Perkins later turned himself in to authorities at a police station in East New York, the NYPD stated. He has been additionally charged with escape.