ALBERTA

Jason McGinn Wanted By Alberta RCMP After Escaping In Police Cruiser

10/27/2015 04:47 EDT | Updated 10/27/2015 04:59 EDT
Thorsby RCMP

THORSBY, Alta. — Alberta Mounties are searching for a prisoner who escaped by fleeing in a marked cruiser.

Police say 26-year-old Jason McGinn jumped into the driver's seat of the cruiser Monday morning near Thorsby while he was transferred to Drayton Valley RCMP.

McGinn was taken into custody Sunday night for allegedly being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

The RCMP cruiser was found abandoned near Warburg.

Police say nothing was taken from the police car.

McGinn is described as white, five feet 10 inches tall with dark brown hair, green eyes, a missing tooth and a recent scratch on his face.

He was last seen wearing a black hoodie jacket and dark jeans.

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