News NYPD searching for shoeless man who escaped custody in East Harlem Arthur Collins, 57, from a previous arrest for possession of Marijuana in 2012. Collins escaped from a holding cell in the 25th Precinct during arrest processing Friday, July 24. Photo Credit: DCPI By RYAN KUSHNER July 25, 2015 9:41 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The NYPD is searching for a shoeless man who escaped custody from the 25th Precinct in East Harlem Friday afternoon. Police had responded to a call reporting an unknown male wandering inside of a Madison Avenue residence at 1:43 p.m. Friday. When spotted, the suspect ran from the officers, but was apprehended and found to be in possession of crack, powdered cocaine, heroin, marijuana and a firearm slicer, according to police. The suspect, identified as Arthur Collins, 57, was arrested and taken to the 25th Precinct station house and placed in a holding cell. During the arrest processing, when officers returned to the cell, Collins was gone. Collins is described as 5'6" tall, 140 pounds with a shaved head and wearing black jeans, a black shirt and no shoes. By RYAN KUSHNER Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.