Shop Amazon – Create an Amazon Wedding RegistryLeft to his own devices for another 40 minutes, Perez eventually put a chair against a wall, punched out ceiling tiles, climbed into the rafters and ran from the buildings, with shackles on his ankles.
According to North Las Vegas Police Chief, Alexander Perez, no one was watching the live surveillance footage during Perez’s escape.
“We are very aware mistakes were made,” he said at a press conference.
“There weren’t constant eyes on the interview room … Nobody was monitoring the live feed.”
The chief has not announced any internal punishments for Perez’s break, but said there will be changes to how suspects are interviewed.
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“We’re not perfect. The police are simply not perfect,” he said.
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Alonso Perez – Executed a mindless killing over perceived slight to a friend
Alonso Perez jockeys the cuffs to free his wrists
Left on his own for 40 minutes, Perez snaps the cuffs and he is free
Perez abandoned the cuffs and makes good his escape
A shackled Alonso Perez , shimmied up the ceiling and fled the station
“However, we will learn from our mistakes so they are not repeated and that’s the goal.”
Alonso Perez is accused of killing 31-year-old Mohammed Robinson because he didn’t hold the door open for a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant.
After five days on the run, Perez was arrested Tuesday night at an apartment complex near Pecos and Charleston. He was booked on charges of murder with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm into a building, escape, and grand larceny auto. As of Thursday, he was still safely in custody.