Man allegedly steals DPS patrol car to evade arrest

Detectives are searching for 20-year-old Alberto Gabino after he escaped from officers' custody by allegedly driving off in their DPS patrol car in Conroe.

December 17, 2010 5:32:27 PM PST
An accused parole violator escaped from DPS officers' custody Friday after he allegedly drove off in their patrol car in Conroe.

DPS officers were serving a warrant on Alberto Gabino at a home in the 1300 block of First Street when the incident happened.

Officers cuffed Gabino and put him in the front passenger seat of an unmarked DPS vehicle and put his seatbelt on. However, Gabino still managed to remove the seatbelt, move behind the wheel and drive off.

Authorities later found the vehicle abandoned about two blocks away.

Gabino, who's faced several drug charges, is still on the run.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact DPS Conroe at 936-442-2831.