Sex Offender Who Escaped From Mental Health Facility Found Panhandling in S.F.
|Wanted a puppy|
Derrick Sanders, 34, was reported missing from the Cordilleras Mental Health Facility around 4 a.m. on Friday; he apparently made his escape through an elevator shaft. The "high risk" sex offender was on the lam until Saturday morning when someone strolling along San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf spotted him panhandling at Beach and Powell streets. No word on whether he was angling to get a puppy from Bevan Dufty.
According to the Examiner, police arrived, and hauled Sanders to San Francisco County Jail, where he is staying until he's transported to San Mateo County Jail.
Sanders, a transient who has a history of violence, including weapons and sex offenses, is facing a misdemeanor charges for an alleged sex offense against a minor.