HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Teddy Munet escaped as he was being brought to circuit court for his murder trial. His taste of freedom ended about eleven hours later and a few miles away.
According to Honolulu Police, officers responded to a 911 call from a couple who reported seeing the escapee in the area of Waimanu Road between Ala Moana Center and Ward Avenue. Police spotted Munet, and he was taken into custody at 7:25 p.m. near 1133 Waimanu Street.
Dozens of officers swarmed the area as they took Munet in. Police said Munet had managed to slip out of the handcuffs he was wearing at the time of his escape, but the belly chain holding the handcuffs was still around his waist.
Munet was quickly taken to the Honolulu Police cellblock, where he was expected to remain overnight.
Munet now faces an escape charge, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.