Murder suspect escapes prison transport van that stopped at McDonald’s

An Indiana murder suspect escaped from a prison transport van that made a pit stop at a McDonald’s on Monday, authorities said.

Leon Taylor, 22, was being extradited from Texas to the Hoosier State when he fled from the van operated by a private contractor at the fast-food joint in Gary, Indiana at about 2:10 p.m., according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Taylor, who is wanted for a murder in East Chicago, Indiana, was wearing a belly chain with handcuffs, along with a leg brace when he slipped from the van in the McDonald’s drive-thru, the sheriff’s department said.

He also had on a grey hoodie over a black hoodie, black Puma tennis shoes and black jeans.

The driver of the van tried to catch Taylor after he fled, according to surveillance footage obtained by authorities.

As of late Tuesday, Taylor was still on the lam, authorities said.

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