Cuffed man escapes officer's patrol car

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Byron Lord

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Beach Police Department is investigating how a handcuffed prisoner managed to escape from an officer's car.

Officers said they arrested Byron Lord Thursday on domestic battery charges.

They said his hands were cuffed behind his back and he was placed in the back of a squad car.

However, Lord was able to open the door and escape. 

He was found about two hours later in a nearby apartment and was rearrested, officials said.