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Dramatic moment handcuffed American man facing drug charges boldly escapes Thai police by sprinting away when they opened the car door.

An American prisoner managed to slip out of Thai police custody as they opened car door while transporting him between cells, new footage shows.

The daring escape in the Thai city of Phuket was captured on surveillance footage given to the MailOnline today.

It appears to show Ezekiel Shiloni Dolcide, 28, taking advantage of what appears to be a lax moment in police vigilance to make a break for freedom.

The video shows how the Florida man was being moved between two stations in Phuket when he managed to flee – while still in handcuffs.

It follows the news on Monday that Thai police were looking for a 28-year-old Florida man who had escaped from custody.

In the new footage, officers appear to have just parked the police transportation vehicle transporting their prisoner on the side of a street.

The officers could be seen in what appeared to be a rather casual stance outside its rear
doors.

One policeman can be seen to open the door, standing back to let the prisoner step down.

Dolcide took advantage of what appeared to be a rather dozy pair of officers by making a break for freedom.

The officers looked momentarily startled before they unsuccessfully attempted to chase the fugitive down.

The American man was still wearing handcuffs when he made his bid for freedom
Ezekiel Shiloni Dolcide, 28, from Florida appears to take advantage of the apparent lapse in vigilance and makes a break for it

Officers were off to a late start after being taken by surprise when the prisoner made his bid for freedom. The officers gave chase but the 28-year-old managed to escape into the nearby scrub
Officers were off to a late start after being taken by surprise when the prisoner made his bid for freedom. The officers gave chase but the 28-year-old managed to escape into the nearby scrub

Police are pictured searching for Dolcide not long after he escaped in Phuket. American citizen Dolcide  allegedly escaped from police custody by running off into nearby woodland after an officer opened a door to let him out
Police are pictured searching for Dolcide not long after he escaped in Phuket. American citizen Dolcide  allegedly escaped from police custody by running off into nearby woodland after an officer opened a door to let him out

 

 

 

 

 

 

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