PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A 32-year-old prisoner — who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — was on the run Wednesday in Broward County, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department.
Jeremiah Garza escaped from the South Florida State Hospital overnight wearing a red and black striped shirt, camouflage pants, and a brown coat, according to police.
Police officers asked the public to avoid approaching Garza, who is 5-foot 9-inches tall and doesn’t have a public criminal record with Broward County courts or the Florida Department of Corrections.
Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call 911 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 to remain anonymous.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE: Attached is a current photo of Jeremiah Garza & the clothing he was last seen wearing.— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) August 16, 2023
If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact police. https://t.co/hZitXkGrnH pic.twitter.com/SxLP89eqhK
Officers are searching for escaped prisoner Jeremiah Garza, who was last seen at South Florida State Hospital at 12AM last night. He is a 32-year old white male, 5'9" w/ shoulder length dark hair; last seen wearing a red & black striped shirt, camouflage pants and brown coat.— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) August 16, 2023