Prisoner escapes from Tucson Police Dept.

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TUCSON -- The Tucson Police Department is asking for help in finding a man who escaped from custody Monday evening.

Officers arrested 36-year-old Dameon C. Zalewski after he committed a civil traffic violation while on a motorized bicycle. Police said Zalewski provided false information concerning his identity. He was arrested and found to be in possession of a dangerous drug.

Zalewski was transported to a substation and handcuffed to a bench.

While he was being processed, police said Zalewski pried the handcuffs loose and fled from the substation on his bicycle.

Officers conducted an extensive search but were unsuccessful in locating Zalewski.

Anyone with information regarding Zalewski's whereabouts is asked to call 88-CRIME or 911.

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