Man caught after escaping police custody in Wilton Manors

Kyle J. Costello, 29, escapes police car while cuffed


WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A man was captured Tuesday afternoon after he escaped police custody early Tuesday morning.

Wilton Manors police said they stopped Kyle J. Costello, 29, about 12:05 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Andrews Avenue for riding a bike without lights.

After giving a false identity, police discovered his real identity and that he was in possession of a bag that contained what tested positive for heroin, police said.

While Costello was handcuffed at the Wilton Manor Police Department awaiting processing, he was able to escape the police car and run away.

After several hours and help from the Broward Sheriff's Office and Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Costello was found in the 1200 block of Northeast 24th Street about 12:10 p.m. He was still in handcuffs.

Costello is currently being held at the Broward County Sheriff's Office main jail on charges of larceny petit theft, possession of heroin, resisting officers (obstructing by a disguised person), violation of probation, escape and riding a bicycle at night with no or improper lights.

Police said the circumstances surrounding Costello's escape are under administrative review.

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