Drug suspect escapes police custody in Tremont
Another prisoner escapes from police custody for the 28th time this year.
It happened Friday in the Tremont section of the Bronx.
Frank Pinero, 30, was arrested in the East Tremont section of the Bronx at about 5:28 p.m. on drug charges and was being transported when he managed to escape, police said.
It was not immediately clear how Pinero was able to flee.
The New York Police Department said fewer prisoners escaped police custody this year than last year. In 2002, 34 people slipped away.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.