Police: Fugitive used key hidden in buttocks to escape capture

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Nicholas Boland (Credit: LVMPD)

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LAS VEGAS — A fugitive from California who escaped a Las Vegas Metro police detective’s vehicle during his initial capture was able to flee because he kept a handcuff key in his buttocks, according to his arrest report.

Police said Nicholas Boland was recaptured on the evening of May 20 inside the UNLV Dental School building located near Charleston Boulevard and Shadow Lane.

In his arrest report that was released on Wednesday, Boland was initially taken into custody the same afternoon during a traffic stop. A criminal apprehension team had been seeking Boland in connection to a kidnapping case out of San Bernardino, CA.

During his arrest, Boland’s report stated he requested a detective to loosen his handcuffs as he entered the front passenger side of the police vehicle. The report said Boland was fidgeting during his transport and eventually got one hand free to allow himself to escape the vehicle while the car was in traffic near Charleston and Desert Lane.

Police were able to recapture Boland at the dentistry school building later that evening after his face was broadcast to the public. According to the arrest report, Boland claimed finding a handcuff key on a seat as he entered the police vehicle. However, he admitted to keeping a handcuff key in his rectum in case he needed to escape capture.

He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a count of fugitive with a warrant of a felony violation and a count of felony escape by a prisoner.

Source: KVVU

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