SARASOTA -– A 27-year-old man was re-arrested after he briefly escaped from police on Monday, according to Sarasota police.
Brandon Kesti, 27, has been charged with felony escape after he escaped from the back of a patrol car on Monday morning, according to a news release.
Kesti had been arrested about 6:45 a.m., when officers found him sleeping on a bench in front of the Selby Public Library. Kesti also lied to officers about his name, according to police.
"Officers placed Kesti in the back seat of a patrol car with handcuffs in back," the release states. "Officers again asked Kesti for his name and he gave another false name. Kesti did not provide his real name until officers were on the way to the Sarasota County jail."
As officers approached the jail, they heard movement from the rear of the patrol car. Kesti had moved his handcuffs to the front and was escaping through the patrol car rear driver’s window which was partially down for air flow, police said.
Officers got out of the car to detain Kesti, but he continued to pull away and was able to stand up and flee, injuring an officer.
"Officers were able to regain control and Kesti was walked into the jail," the report states.
Kesti has been charged with felony escape, misdemeanor lodging out of doors, misdemeanor resisting without violence and misdemeanor giving a false name after being lawfully detained.