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Video captures moment suspect kicks out moving patrol car's window and climbs onto the roof

Video shows the moment that a suspect in the back of a police vehicle crawls out the moving patrol car's window and climbs on the vehicle's roof in an apparent attempt to escape. (Chalabala/Getty Images)

A suspect en route between jails kicked out a moving patrol car's back window and climbed atop the vehicle as it sped down a Wichita Falls, Texas, highway on Wednesday, according to KTVT-TV.

What are the details?

Eyewitness footage showed the suspect — 31-year-old Martin Estrada — apparently attempting a dramatic getaway.

KTVT reported that Estrada kicked out a Taylor County Sheriff's patrol car's back window and scrambled onto its roof while it was still moving.

The outlet reported that more police officers assisted and showed up to support the first patrol vehicle's attempt to keep Estrada from fleeing.

Two patrol vehicles showed up and flanked either side of the first patrol car, according to KTVT, and the first patrol car was able to pull over.

Despite Estrada's apparent attempt to flee once the patrol car pulled over along the road's shoulder, police were able to stop his efforts and detain him.

Some of Estrada's charges include evading arrest, aggravated robbery, and possession of meth with intent to deliver.

Estrada was booked into Taylor County Jail and is being held on bonds totaling $680,000, according to KTXS-TV.

Who shot the video?

KTVT reported that the video was captured by Jason and Jennifer Mustain, who were driving on the same highway at the same time.

Jason Mustain called police to report Estrada's feet hanging out of the window, according to KTXS.

You can see the dramatic video below.

What did the report say?

A Thursday post on the Taylor County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page provided more details on the Wednesday incident:

On 7/25/2018 at approximately 1:30 PM, a Taylor County Sheriff's Office deputy was transporting Martin Estrada, 31, of Abilene from the Red River facility in Wichita Falls, back to Abilene. He was wanted in Taylor County for "insufficient bond" on charges including Evading Arrest, Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.

Upon the deputy’s arrival at the facility, he was told that the prisoner had assaulted and hospitalized another person, and was being discharged for safety reasons. The deputy and three other staff members were needed to secure handcuffs and leg irons on the prisoner.

When the deputy and prisoner were on Highway 277 crossing into Archer County, enroute to Abilene, the prisoner was able to free one wrist from his handcuffs and use it to shatter the rear passenger-side window of the patrol car. He threatened suicide unless the officer stopped the car. The officer refused, and continued on as the prisoner climbed atop the car. The deputy made the determination to not stop the vehicle until Wichita County officers arrived to assist. Once the deputy pulled over, the prisoner tried to flee but was “Tased” and re-handcuffed. Because the Taylor County deputy’s car window was broken out, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office administrators offered to have the prisoner transported by them on to the Taylor County Jail. He was returned to Abilene by Wichita County S.O. without further incident.

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