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Monday, February 10, 2014

Oscar Bridges: Sex Offender Wanted for Fatal Stabbing in L.A. Arrested in San Francisco

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

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A wanted sex offender from Los Angeles was busted over the weekend by San Francisco police who found the suspect roaming the Mission District on Saturday afternoon.

Officer Gordon Shyy tells us that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recently informed San Francisco police that 54-year-old Oscar Bridges was wanted for homicide and he was known to frequent San Francisco. With that information, police scoured the area for Bridges, hitting up some of his stomping grounds.

On Saturday, just before 1 p.m., San Francisco police spotted Bridges on the 2200 block of Mission Street. When he saw the cops, he bolted, and police chased him briefly, Shyy says.

Bridges was arrested on two outstanding warrants, including homicide and failing to register as a sex offender. He was taken to San Francisco County Jail where he was also charged with resisting arrest.

Bridges is currently en route to Los Angeles where he is wanted for allegedly stabbing to death 21-year-old Robert Brewer, of Texas, in a motel room, according to NBC News. Los Angeles police said Bridges is a registered sex offender and befriended young boys and men, however, police aren't yet sure how Brewer and Bridges met.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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