DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A man sitting in the Dallas County Jail has explained to us why he says he called 911 on himself — after escaping from police.

Desoto police say 29-year-old Dyonta Rose was a passenger in a vehicle involved in hit and run wreck over the weekend.  An officer cuffed Rose and put him in a cruiser while they investigated.  But Rose says the officer left the door unlocked.  So, he was able to open it and walk away.

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“The handcuffs that were on my arm were cutting off circulation to my wrist,” said Rose in a jailhouse interview.

Rose said he left the unlocked cruiser because he was scared.  “I didn’t know what I was arrested for and I just wanted this for this to be over.”

After calling 911 on himself, Dallas police tracked him down and took him to jail.

Rose faces several charges  — including drug possession and escape which is a felony.

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Rose denies being in possession of any drugs.

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