ST. THOMAS — A kidnapping suspect who was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser managed to escape by reaching through the cruiser’s open window and opening the door, according to court records.

The suspect, Jhon “Cutter” Moses, 41, was recaptured less than 24 hours after fleeing from the cruiser on foot — and had removed the handcuffs by the time officers caught up with him, according to police.

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