Escaped mental patient captured after carjacking, chase in San Leandro

Dorian Mulder (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — A patient who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in San Leandro Thursday night was captured after stealing a vehicle, leading police on a chase and getting hit by a car on I-580.

At around 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, Dorian Mulder escaped from John George Psychiatric Hospital, located at 2060 Fairmont Drive, according to Alameda County Sherrif’s Sgt. Ray Kelly.

After fleeing from the hospital, he went down the hill to the Fairmont Hospital Campus.

In the parking lot, he noticed a Kia sedan parked with a 15-year-old in the front passenger seat, Sgt. Kelly said.

Sgt. Kelly says Mulder forced his way into the vehicle and started it.

The teenager tried to stop Mulder but was allegedly assaulted as Mulder began to drive away with the teen in the car, Sgt. Kelly said.

A short distance later, Mulder crashed the Kia into a garbage truck.

He fled the Kia and began looking for another vehicle to carjack, according to Sgt. Kelly.

(Alameda County Sheriff’s Office)

Mulder then walked up to an older man who was near his car.

Authorities say Mudler punched the man in the face and as they were struggling for the keys, he bit into the man’s arm.

Mulder was able to get into the vehicle and start it, however, he was unable to get the car into drive and then fled on foot toward the Interstate 580.

Deputies responded to the area and began a foot search for Mulder who was hiding in the bushes along the freeway.

Deputies confronted Mulder and he jumped onto the freeway where he was struck by a car traveling at a speed greater than 65 mph.

Mulder was thrown into the air, but then got back up and fled again.

Deputies were able to use an unspecified ‘air vehicle’ with a thermal imager.

Using the thermal imager, deputies were able to find Mulder hiding in the foliage and brush along the freeway.

Mulder was arrested on suspicion of carjacking, kidnapping, felony assault and resisting arrest.

Mulder suffered a broken arm and other injuries from the collision and is in the hospital.

He will be booked into Santa Rita Jail once he is medically cleared.

The victims’ of Mulder’s assaults were treated for their injuries.

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