Man escapes from Peninsula jail

December 22, 2008 9:02:37 AM PST
Authorities are looking for a San Francisco man who walked away from a Redwood City jail.

San Mateo County authorities day deputies discovered Charlie Clay Johnson was missing from a minimum-security facility in Redwood City during a routine security check Saturday night.

The 59-year-old Johnson was being held in a jail for prisoners preparing to be released.

He was serving a one-year sentence for drug possession.

Authorities believed Johnson may be somewhere in San Francisco.