Police Arrest Man Accused of Stealing Cop Car… A Second Time
In Wisconsin, police arrested a man they say stole a police officer's squad car, but it's not the first time he's done it.
Video from the Shorewood Police Department shows the incident where a stolen squad car drives right past the officers it belongs to as they conducted a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
"Gahh, someone just stole my squad," one of the officers can be heard saying in the video.
Even the guy they had just arrested and put in the other squad car saw it and commented.
"Someone just stole that police car," he said.
After the call went back to dispatch, police immediately flooded the area, locating the squad car just a few blocks from the stop where it was stolen. The driver was not with the vehicle, but someone nearby saw where he went.
Ten minutes later, they found 34-year-old Daniel Barton, who was trying his best to hideout inside of a gym nearby, where he was quickly taken into custody.
This isn't the first time Barton's been arrested, and certainly not the first time he's been arrested for stealing a squad car.
“It’s that same person that stole an MPD squad before,” another unknown officer said.
He was arrested in December after he was stopped by Milwaukee Police, and Barton jumped in the squad car during that traffic stop and took off.
There's no released video from inside the car that Barton stole, but according to the police report, dash cameras captured the sound of Barton giggling as he drove away. That time, he was found hiding inside of a garbage can.
Barton was awaiting trial at the time of his arrest on Tuesday.
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