November 27, 2023
A man who was in police custody at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital early Monday morning is now on the loose, police said.
Richard Renzo escaped from the hospital at 6 a.m., fleeing along Chestnut Street in an unknown direction, 6ABC reported. Police described Renzo as being in his 50s with a thin build and brown hair. He was last seeing wearing a hospital gown.
Renzo is wanted on multiple warrants in New York, authorities said. Police did not initially disclose the reason for those warrants or why they had detained him. In an update issued on Monday afternoon, police said Renzo was arrested around 3:00 a.m. on Monday near 8th and Market streets due to an outstanding warrant for grand larceny out of New York City.
Renzo was also wanted on an open probation warrant out of Philadelphia at the time of his arrest on Monday morning, police said.
Renzo is believed to be homeless.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call police at (215) 686-8477.
Note: This developing news story was updated on Monday afternoon with new information from Philadelphia police and the mugshot of Renzo seen below.