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Burglary suspect escapes in stolen police car

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MOORE, OK (NBC) - A burglary suspect makes a bold getaway in a police car!

Officers near Oklahoma City arrested Adam Barr over the weekend, and tossed him in the back of a patrol car in cuffs.

But that didn't stop him from taking off as a dash-cam recorded the whole thing.

Police say Barr can be seen quickly opening and shutting the back seat door.

That showed him the officer's "child safety locks" were not being used.

"For whatever reason, it wasn't engaged and he was able to open it from the inside," said Sergeant Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department.

Barr is seen getting into the driver's seat and speeding away.

"We arrest thousands of people and that doesn't ever happen. But the one time it does, it certainly doesn't look good," Lewis said.

Lewis says Barr can be heard using the officer's cell phone to call his girlfriend and laugh about what was happening.

But police aren't laughing about having to chase their own unit.

The officer whose car was stolen has -not- been suspended during the investigation.

Adam Barr was charged with 11 counts, ranging from second-degree burglary to "escape from arrest".

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