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UPDATE: Santa Rita Inmate Escapes at Highland Hospital

The inmate, Anthony Hoskins, 31, ran away from authorities when he arrived at Highland Hospital in Oakland.

Officers are looking for a San Rita Jail inmate after he escaped at Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning, according to an Alameda County Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

Anthony Hoskins, 31, was going to the hospital for a routine medical reason and took off running when he arrived at around 10:40 a.m.

"During his transport, we believe he manipulated his leg irons and his waist and hand restraints and as soon as he got to the hospital, he took
off running," Nelson said.

Hoskins was last seen in the neighborhood south of the hospital. Police and sheriff's deputies are searching the area and have located Hoskins' jail clothes, Nelson said.

There is currently no indication that any accomplice assisted Hoskins in the escape, and it is unclear whether it was planned in advance.

Hoskins was unarmed when he left the sheriff's department vehicle.

Hoskins has been imprisioned at Santa Rita since July after being convicted for multiple robbery charges.

Nelson said no other details were immediately available.

Stick with Patch for updates to this developing story.

Bay City News contributed this report.

Nadja Adolf January 13, 2013 at 08:10 AM
He probably made arrangements for a "friend" to meet him and bring him clothing and drive him away. He was probably miles from where he escaped before the police had a chance to even respond.
Nadja Adolf January 13, 2013 at 08:12 AM
Renae, since he must have had a "friend" provide him with clothing (since no one reported a man running around in his underwear), I suspect that the "friend" may have provided him with all of the drugs and weapons he could desire.
Analisa January 13, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Hey rookies. I bet there will be 2 openings for officers at santa rita. OOPS !!!!
rmg January 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Thats just crazy, how are you going to be able to just get out of ankle and handcuffs either you are Macgyver or the police did not do there job, OOOO AND Dont mind Mike S. He's a jerk who hides behind his computer and trys to talk down to every1 after hes done watching his porn, but when he comes out of his house i BET he dont say anything disrespectful, because he knows he only can get away with that behind his computer because he will get hit rite in his mouth.
OhMamma January 30, 2013 at 09:45 PM
I posted my question before the article was updated. Thank you both, for taking the time to be such snide and unhelpful ignoramuses.

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