APB of the Day: A man who served a 10-year sentence for stalking Madonna has escaped from a mental hospital in Los Angeles.
54-year-old Robert Dewey Hoskins is said to be “a very psychotic man when not taking his medication” and is prone to “very violent tendencies,” according to a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department.
He was convicted in 1996 of stalking, making terrorist threats — among them, telling Madonna he would “slice her throat from ear to ear" if she didn’t marry him — and assaulting Madonna’s bodyguard.
Hoskins was sent to the Metropolitan State Hospital in the LA suburb of Norwalk after he had an unrelated encounter with police. He reportedly left the institution last week.
Individuals with information concerning his whereabouts are asked to call Det. Charles Dempsey at (213) 996 1300.
[latimes / kcal / image: telegraph.]
UPDATE: Hoskins was apprehended “not far from the Norwalk facility,” and turned over to hospital staff.