SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco police were searching for two boys who escaped from the juvenile hall facility in San Francisco’s Forest Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night.
It took the 12 and 16 year old inmates less than 15 minutes to escape the Youth Guidance Center at 375 Woodside Ave., said William Siffermann, San Francisco’s chief juvenile probation officer.
The facility near Laguna Honda Hospital houses low-risk youth.
“They escaped from their room through a one foot square window, after smashing it with a metal room fixture pried from the wall,” Siffermann said. “They squeezed through that opening into the outdoor fenced area.”
The teens than scaled a 20-foot tall barbed wire fence to get out into the steep wooded terrain that surrounds the Guidance Center.