HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say a man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Hawaii has been captured in California.
Honolulu CrimeStoppers Sgt. Chris Kim says he was notified that Randall Saito was apprehended Wednesday.
Saito was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity and committed to the Hawaii State Hospital in 1981.
Honolulu police say he left the hospital Sunday, took a cab to a chartered plane to Maui. There, he got on a flight to California. Police say he arrived in San Jose two hours before hospital staff reported his disappearance.
Kim says CrimeStoppers received a tip that Saito was headed to a brother's house in Stockton, California. Honolulu police then forwarded that information to authorities in Stockton.
The San Joaquin Sheriff's Office noted the arrest was made as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver.
Saito was arrested in the area of Highway 99 and Waterloo Road in Stockton.
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