San Francisco releases jail inmate by mistake


San Francisco sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who was mistakenly released from county jail Wednesday night, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Thursday.

Victor Rodriguez, 20, 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.

But the court’s clerk erroneously filed paperwork indicating that both charges had been dismissed and Rodriguez was released at about 10 p.m., Hearst said.

The error was discovered at about 8 a.m. and the sheriff’s department alerted Bay Area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for him.

Rodriguez is described as standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with ear-length black hair, brown eyes and clean-shaven, sheriff’s officials said.

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