Fernandez Lopez appeared before the Alice Municipal Court judge Friday for two tickets and ended up leaving in handcuffs.

Lopez was in court for picking up a speeding ticket as well as a failure to appear ticket. The judge was sentencing him to jail when she asked him to have a seat.

Instead Lopez ran out of the courtroom with Sgt. Roland Lerma right behind him. Lerma chased him into a pharmacy two blocks away from the Alice Municipal Court which is housed inside the Alice Police Department.

Officers heard the commotion and several patrol officers met Sgt. Lerma and Lopez down the street.

Lopez was taken to the station. He is now facing an escape charge.