A 41-year-old parolee was still on the run -- in his underwear -- Thursday night, hours after he escaped from parole officers on Staten Island, authorities say.
Police say state parole officers were conducting a visit with Hector Calo on Van Duzer Street in Tompkinsville around 7 a.m. Thursday, noticed a violation and put him in handcuffs. NYPD was at the scene to assist.
Calo, still cuffed and wearing only a T-shirt and underwear, managed to flee the scene. He ran towards the woods.
The nature of the parole violation wasn't immediately clear.
Cops have swarmed the Staten Island neighborhood as they search for Calo. Residents were being alerted by police, who were going door to door.
"The police said, 'Did you see someone running?'" said resident Alex Cabrerro. "One of the cops came to my roof to see if he was hiding there."
Calo served nearly two and a half years in Fishkill for second-degree burglary. He was released on parole in August 2015.