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Manhunt underway for escaped inmate who stole sheriff's vehicle, drove to Orlando

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 11:33:45-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An inmate at a Florida jail escaped and officials say he stole an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle and fled to Orlando.

Florida Today reports that Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for 58-year-old Daniel Amoroso.

They say he stole the Chevy Impala from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office fleet maintenance building sometime Tuesday evening, and the car was recovered in Orlando early Wednesday.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tod Goodyear says Amoroso remains at large.

Amoroso worked at the facility as a trustee, an inmate that is given a little more freedom and usually assigned work detail.

He was being held at the jail after failing to appear in court on a grand theft charge and had a hold for also failing to appear in Broward County on a separate grand theft charge.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com