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Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail on Saturday morning remains on the loose, a senior sheriff’s deputy said today.

Timothy Midgett, 40, of San Francisco, was escorted around 5 a.m. Saturday to the basement of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. to take out the trash to the building’s Dumpster as part of his daily job duties when he ran out a door, senior sheriff’s Deputy Enrique Luquin said.

Midgett ran away and the supervising deputy ran after him but couldn’t catch up and lost him, sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities are still searching for Midgett, who is described as a black man standing 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds with short black-and-gray hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

He was booked on July 25, 2013 and was due for release this July 24, according to the sheriff’s department.

He was sentenced on a felony drug possession charge last August and is still wanted on a narcotics warrant out of Houston, according to Luquin.

Luquin said the sheriff’s department is conducting a review of its policies and procedures follow the inmate’s escape.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

Have You Seen This Man? Inmate Escapes From SF Jail

An inmate escaped San Francisco’s Hall of Justice while taking out the trash this morning, according to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

The inmate, identified as Timothy Midgett, 40, of San Francisco, was being escorted into the basement of the jail at 850 Bryant St. to take out the trash when he ran out a door.

Midgett ran east and the deputy tried to keep up but lost him.

The sheriff’s department and other law enforcement agencies are looking for Midgett, described as a black man standing 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with short black-and-gray hair, brown eyes, a mustache and a goatee.

He is a sentenced inmate booked on July 25, 2013, and due for release on July 24, according to the sheriff’s department.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

Resolutions Are The Worst Way To Start The New Year

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I don’t know about you, but most people’s holidays are stupid hard. For me, Christmas time finds me sneaking off to do sit-ups because my eating disorder kicks in when I’ve dared to eat a piece of pie. When I’m not doing that, I’m pondering whether I’d enjoy women’s prison when confronted by the latest alcoholic behavior of my family.

AND THEN, after all that, I’m supposed to make a resolution to do something I’ve failed at the entire previous year and then feel bad when I fail at it AGAIN? That’s bullshit.

It’s way too hard. I invariably start my new year by licking my wounds from the holidays and planning how to make a run for it. On the lam, never to be found!

The only resolutions I can remember even thinking about making have been to

1) tell only lies

and

2) pay only cash,

thus making myself untraceable.

I’ve always had escape fantasies. Once on a trip to England when I was 11, I saw my family walking down the street away from me and honestly considered running in the opposite direction. (Strangely, that fantasy always ends with me living with Iggy Pop.)

Even changing my name to my husband’s was my plan to throw people off my trail! It didn’t work. I guess inviting people to my wedding wasn’t a great strategy?

I’ve got my escape all planned out, too. It starts with me going missing on a “vacation” to Africa or Thailand. But after 46 years of scheming, I still haven’t done it.

Every year I stick around and dig back in. And I manage to do it without announcing it to everybody like people announce their New Year’s Resolutions. (That would just be rude. “Hey, after thinking a lot about it, I still haven’t abandoned this life. I know, heroic, right?”)

Year after year I consciously choose to be responsible for myself, the people I love, and whatever I’ve done, rather than escape by running away, drug addiction or suicide (suicide is on the rise).

THAT is resolution! Piling more on, like having to feel bad if I don’t lose some weight, is just insanity.