Inmate on the loose in San Francisco after brazen escape

Mar 24, 2015 10:37 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco sheriff's deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from a police escort while taking out the trash.

KNTV in San Jose reports Tuesday that the escape happened Monday night - the second such breakaway in San Francisco in eight months.

Authorities say 26-year-old Alex Santiago-Gonzales was being escorted by a deputy to the Hall of Justice basement to take out the garbage when he ran away.

Santiago-Gonzales was booked into the county jail last July on a federal hold for drugs and weapons violations.

Last June, 40-year-old Timony Midgett also ran away from deputies, also while taking out the trash at the Hall of Justice.

In Santa Clara County, authorities are still looking for 40-year-old Johnell Carter, who escaped March 6 from a medical center after he fought with a deputy there.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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