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Monday, June 9, 2014

Inmate Escapes Jail While Taking Out Trash

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM

click to enlarge Timothy Midgett escapes during garbage duty
  • Timothy Midgett escapes during garbage duty

Authorities spent all Sunday searching for Timothy Midgett, the San Francisco inmate who managed to end his sentence early when he busted out of jail over the weekend.

It's kind of hard to believe how easy his escape plan was: while being escorted by deputies to the basement to take out the garbage, Midgett, 40, ran out the door.

Deputies chased after Midgett who continued running east. They eventually lost sight of him, thus Midgett remains a free man. According to the Chron, Midgett was six weeks away from being released after serving a one-year term for possession of narcotics.

Multiple agencies have combed the city looking for Midgett, who is described as a 6-foot-3 black man with short black and gray hair. He weighs about 165 pounds, has brown eyes, a mustache, and a goatee.

If you see him, call the cops ASAP.

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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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