Man Escapes From Hospital After Being Arrested in Philadelphia

According to police, a man who was transported to the hospital on Monday morning after being arrested in Center City, Philadelphia, managed to get out of custody.

Richard Renzo, also known as Richard White, was taken into custody on a grand larceny warrant issued out of New York City shortly after three in the morning, according to PPD, on the 800 block of Market Street.

Philadelphia Police said a man arrested in Center City early Monday morning escaped from custody after being taken to Jefferson University Hospital:

Police claimed that Renzo was also wanted in Philadelphia on an outstanding probation warrant. Renzo complained of a shoulder ache and was brought to Jefferson University Hospital in Center City.

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On Monday, PPD released a news statement stating that the injury “occurred prior to police contact.” Officers received word that Renzo had left the hospital at around six in the morning.

Renzo is said to be in his 50s, and it’s possible that he’s still in a medical gown. Philadelphia Police Central Detectives can be reached at 215-686-3093, via Tip Line 215-686-8477 (TIPS), or by calling 911 if you know where he may be.

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