WEST WENDOVER, Nev. -- A Salt Lake City man who briefly escaped from Nevada police by climbing through a patrol car window is behind bars in West Wendover on a series of drug and escape charges.
Police started pursuing 24-year-old John A. Ramirez-Juarez Monday morning after he ran a stop sign on Wendover Boulevard.
He eventually pulled into a casino parking lot, was handcuffed and placed in the police car.
However, police say he took advantage of an unlocked window and climbed through back onto the street before officers apprehended him again.
West Wendover Police Sgt. David Wiskerchen told the Elko Daily Free Press an officer in training apparently forgot to disable the electric window.
Ramirez-Juarez is charged with eluding a police officer, escape from custody, expired registration and possession of drug paraphernalia.