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Police: Escaped patient steals, wrecks car

Apr 23, 2010 2:25:00 PM - thestate.com
A Batesburg-Leesville man is in jail today after authorities said he body-slammed a locked door in a secure area of the Lexington Medical Center until it broke open, then stole a car he immediately crashed into a house and then a tree.

Tavares Donell Brunson, 24, of Honeysuckle Lane, has been charged with grand larceny, leaving the scene of an accident involving damages and driving a motor vehicle while not possessing a driver?s license in connection with a motor vehicle collision, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Brunson was a patient in an area of the hospital's emergency room secured by a magnetic lock, spokeswoman Jennifer Wilson said. She said he repeatedly body-slammed the door with such force that the lock eventually failed.

With alarms sounding and the unit's public safety officer three feet behind him, Brunson fled the hospital.

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