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.READ MORE: South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI Community
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.MORE NEWS: San Jose State University President Says Ex-Trainer Improperly Touched Athletes
Authorities ask that anyone who sees Rodriguez contact police as soon as possible.