03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Escape Attempt Video: Naquan Thompson, Staten Island Prisoner, Caught On Tape Trying To Flee

A prisoner briefly escaped custody on Staten Island today after somehow freeing himself from a chain connecting him to other inmates.

Naquan Thompson, 22, fled while being moved from the 120th Precinct into a Corrections Department van. Thompson was due to appear in court on charges of first degree armed robbery.

Thompson ran towards the St. George Ferry Terminal where he was ultimately recaptured.

Thompson broke his ankle during the escape attempt.

Amazingly, it was all caught on tape.