An inmate considered dangerous is on the loose in New Mexico after a surprisingly easy escape: Authorities say Duwin Perez-Cordova hopped on a bus at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo and then was released in downtown Albuquerque. It appears that the 27-year-old, who was accused in a December shooting, posed as another inmate, reports the Albuquerque Journal. The newspaper cites court documents alleging that Perez-Cordova "utilized another inmate’s identifiers”—he apparently took a cellmate's wrist band—before boarding the release bus about 2am Sunday.
Jail officials didn't realize the mistake until about three hours after Perez-Cordova was dropped off. He had been in custody since December, when authorities say he shot a man at a car wash, reports KOB4. Perez-Cordova's criminal history also includes drug and burglary charges. “He is considered violent, and we’re asking people to not approach him if they do see him,” says a jail spokesperson. The facility is investigating the lapse—staffers are supposed to check more than wrist bands before allowing inmates to go free. (Read more inmates stories.)