Recaptured San Leandro psych patient tried to get away again

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Saturday, December 9, 2017
Officials pursue an escaped psych patient in San Leandro, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2017.
Officials pursue an escaped psych patient in San Leandro, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2017.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to ABC7 News that escaped psychiatric patient Dorian Mulder tried to get away again Friday morning.

Sgt. Ray Kelly said the 24-year-old tried to escape from his hospital bed at the facility where he was being held after his capture.

He was restrained and put on 24-hour deputy watch.

The chain of events started Thursday night.

Kelly said Mulder escaped from John George Psychiatric Hospital in San Leandro.

He said Mulder jumped behind the wheel of a parked car, hit a teenager in the passenger seat, then crashed the car into a garbage truck and then tried to take car keys from another man and bit him in the process.

When he couldn't start that car, Mulder fled again, running into freeway traffic.

He was hit by a vehicle, then hid in some shrubs, where deputies found him... with the help of thermal imaging.

Mulder was taken to jail after being treated for broken bones.

ABC7 News has learned the California Department of Public Health is investigating the escape as is the Alameda Health System.

Here is the statement the Alameda Health System released after the incident: "Providing the highest quality of care for those we serve is a priority for Alameda Health System-John George Psychiatric Hospital.

An incident occurred on Thursday night, which lead to a JGPH patient making an unauthorized departure through an unlocked gate on the facility. Hospital staff were immediately aware of the patient's departure and notified law enforcement.

Alameda Health System is taking this incident very seriously and investigating if a mechanical malfunction or other factors impacted the proper functioning of the gated area. AHS is reviewing its security protocols to ensure all exterior entryways are monitored and securely locked."