Prison escapees caught in Whole Foods parking lot

This image provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men from left are, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder, and 43-year-old Bac Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. on Friday and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)

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.

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