Search Continues for Man Who Escaped from Police Car in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A man who kicked his way out of a police car and escaped still hasn't been found.

Police say 32-year-old Christopher Ortega got away around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

We're told he got away after kicking out the rear window in the back of the patrol car.

He climbed out and ran all while still hand-cuffed.

Police, U.S. Marshals and a DPS helicopter were out looking for him.

He was originally arrested on warrants for violating the conditions of his bond and failure to appear.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Odessa Police.