The prisoner took off from the back of a police car at a Kendall police station. Police then set up a perimeter around the station, 10000 SW 142nd Ave.
"He is now in custody," said police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta.
According to police, this is what unfolded:
Police picked up a man early Thursday for cocaine possession. Before 4 a.m., the suspect was in the back of a police car, handcuffed behind his back. He then slipped out of the car and took off.
The arresting officer was in the station starting paperwork. The other officer gave chase.
Helicopters and K-9's joined the search.
Rojas was taken back into custody after 8 a.m. a few blocks from the station, Zabaleta said.
One school in the area was shut down.
With the police dragnet around Claude Pepper Elementary, parents were instructed to drop off their children at Oliver Hoover Elementary, 9050 Hammocks Blvd., Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.
-- CHARLES RABIN, crabin@MiamiHerald.com