Juvenile convict fakes illness, escapes from custody

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LONE TREE, Colo. – Reverse emergency calls went to residents in Lone Tree’s Heritage Hills community Thursday morning after a juvenile offender escaped from a car that had taken him to a doctor’s appointment, officials said.

“The escapee faked an illness and requested the driver to pull over,” the City of Lone Tree said in a press release. “Once the vehicle was stopped on C-470 and I-25, the juvenile jumped from the vehicle and ran south.”

The escapee, described as a Hispanic male wearing a grey jacket, dark pants and black shoes, was chased into Heritage Hills before officers lost sight of him at about 9:45 a.m.

Lone Tree Elementary School was placed on lockdown for roughly an hour-and-a-half before authorities determined the suspect had likely fled the area.

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