Handcuffed Car Theft Suspect Being Sought After Fleeing From Officers, Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia car theft suspect who had his hands cuffed behind him fled from two police officers outside a hospital where he had been taken for examination, police said Monday.

Alleem Bordan, 29, had been arrested after he was found asleep early Sunday in a car that had been reported stolen Thursday while the owner was making a food delivery, Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said. Bordan complained of pain early Monday and was taken to Temple University Hospital's Episcopal Campus in northeast Philadelphia.

Bordan — who police said sometimes has used the spelling Borden — was being walked back to a vehicle by two officers after he was discharged from the hospital when he ran from them and escaped, still with his hands cuffed behind him, Vanore said.

Bordan, described as 5-foot-6 (168 centimeters) and 145 pounds (65 kilograms) with braids and a beard, has other arrests in Philadelphia and elsewhere, including two other vehicle thefts, but is not considered dangerous, Vanore said. Anyone spotting him is being asked to call 911.

The Defender Association of Philadelphia, listed in court documents as representing Bordan, declined to comment Monday.

On Jan. 24, a teenager awaiting trial in a homicide case escaped from staff members of the city’s juvenile detention center outside a different Philadelphia hospital. He was recaptured five days later by federal marshals.