SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens says a tip from an observant woman led San Francisco police to catch two escaped inmates who had been on the run for more than a week.
San Francisco police were responding about 8:50 a.m. Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked white van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, Hutchens said during a news conference. As officers approached the van, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri started running. He was caught after a short chase.
The sheriff says officers then went back to the van and found 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu hiding.
Police found ammunition but no gun in the van.
A third inmate who escaped with them turned himself in Friday.