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Runaway Handcuffed Parolee in T-Shirt, Underwear Caught in the Bronx

A 41-year-old parolee who was on the run for hours in New York City has been caught in the Bronx, police say. 

Hector Calo was on the run -- in his underwear --  for hours after he escaped from parole officers on Staten Island on Thursday, authorities said. He was caught around 1:15 a.m. Friday. He is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a loaded weapon, escape from custody, and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17.

Police say state parole officers were conducting a visit with 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 swarmed the Staten Island neighborhood as they searched for Calo. Residents were alerted by police, who went door to door. 

Calo served nearly two and a half years in Fishkill for second-degree burglary. He was released on parole in August 2015. 

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