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San Francisco Jail Accidentally Releases Inmate The Same Day He’s Sentenced

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An inmate from a San Francisco jail is on the loose after he was sentenced to a year in prison and then released all on the same day, CBS Bay Area reports.

An administrator accidentally noted in court documents that charges against Victor Rodriguez, 20, were dropped, and he was subsequently freed.

Rodriguez arrived to jail on charges of robbery, battery and resisting arrest in November. While in custody, he reportedly threatened officers that he would shoot them with an AK-47 stashed in his car.

He was originally supposed to be released in July, but his parole was denied due to the “very specific and serious threats” he made to officers, San Francisco Sheriff’s spokeswoman Eileen Hirst told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

A judge decided Rodriguez was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday afternoon because of the criminal threat charge. Rodriguez was walking free as of Wednesday evening because of a paperwork error, and authorities realized the mistake Thursday morning.

Rodriguez made a phone call to the jail, and authorities urged him to return and advised him on how to turn himself in, Hirst said. He is yet to be found but “we are hopeful he turns himself in,” she added.

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