The One That Got Away

Call it a story about the one that got away.

A young woman arrested for alleged possession of a switchblade knife managed to slip out of her handcuffs Thursday at the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station and escape from custody.

Christine Calderon, 20, fled from the station at 1358 N. Wilcox Ave. about 2:30 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer April Harding. Some streets in the area were blocked for a time while a search was conducted.

"Calderon was brought to the Hollywood Station to be charged for possession of a switchblade knife," Harding said. "Calderon was left shackled on a detention bench near the booking area ... (and) when officers went to check on her, they discovered she had escaped."

Calderon, who is on probation for grand theft, somehow managed to remove the handcuffs, which were found in the police station parking lot, Harding said.

Calderon is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 145 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a green shirt, dark pants and no shoes.

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