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Switchblade suspect escapes police station

Christine Darlene Calderon, who was arrested for possessing a switchblade knife, escaped from the Hollywood police station early Thursday morning.

May 27, 2010 7:09:58 PM PDT
A 20-year-old woman arrested for possessing a switchblade knife managed to escape from the Hollywood Community Police Station early Thursday morning.Christine Darlene Calderon was left in handcuffs on a detention bench near the booking area. When officers went to check on her, she was gone.

Investigators say the woman was able to remove the handcuffs and dropped them in a police station parking lot.

Calderon is currently on probation for grand theft. She was last seen wearing a green shirt, pants, and no shoes.

She's described as African-American with short, cropped black hair and brown eyes. She's 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Hollywood Division detectives at (213) 972-2922 or 2925.