BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (January 30, 2013)—Timothy Bonner, 40, of Smith Township, Pa., stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell following his arrest on an assault charge, authorities said Wednesday.
Police said they were processing Bonner and had removed his handcuffs and placed him in the cell when Bonner knocked the cell door off its hinges and ran away.
After stopping at a house to borrow shoes, police say Smith went to Richy's Bar.
A customer told WPXI-TV the man acknowledged he had broken out of jail and then asked for a beer.
The customer says he bought a beer for Smith, who didn't get to enjoy it before police arrested him.