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Scooter Thief Escapes Arrest And Evades Police Search On South Coast, Remains At Large

While investigating a stolen vehicle call in the Santa Barbara foothills Tuesday night, police came upon a suspect trying to hotwire a scooter near Parma Park.

During the arrest, though, the suspect got away.

The escape took place while the suspect reportedly had handcuffs on either one or both wrists.

The 24-year-old was identified as Michael Jordan, who has a criminal history in the area.

Jordan was spotted Wednesday near a large, abandoned house there.

It was surrounded, then checked by police, including a canine unit, for about two hours, but Jordan was gone and remains on the run.