SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Authorities have issued an alert across the Bay Area regarding a dangerous inmate who was mistakenly released from the San Francisco County Jail.


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According to authorities, 20-year-old Victor Rodriguez was released at 10 p.m. last night from the county jail in San Francisco due to a clerical error.

Rodriguez was in court on Wednesday to be sentenced on charges related to threats against law enforcement, San Francisco Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Eileen Hearst said.

The judge upheld a motion to revoke Rodriguez’s probation for three months but dismissed a charge relating to the threats.

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But the court’s clerk erroneously filed paperwork indicating that both charges had been dismissed, leading to Rodriguez’s release, Hearst said.

Authorities did not realized their mistake until 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Now a full on search across the entire Bay Area is underway.

Rodriguez is described as a Latino male, approximately 5’8″ tall and weighing about 150 pounds. His hair is black and about ear length and his eyes are brown.

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Authorities ask that anyone who sees Rodriguez contact police as soon as possible.