Pima County inmate walks out of jail in case of mistaken identity

Khalid Omar Rahman, 48, is not considered dangerous and had been arrested on misdemeanor charges
KOLD News 10-10:30 p.m. recurring
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 9:47 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 8:43 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An inmate was able to walk out of the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 22, thanks to a case of mistaken identity.

A source at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department confirmed 48-year-old Khalid Omar Rahman simply walked out of the jail after a corrections officer got him confused with another inmate.

Corrections officers were calling the names of inmates to be released after their video court appearances, and Rahman stood up and walked out. Rahman had been arrested on three misdemeanor charges.

There is no word on the status of the inmate that was actually supposed to be released.

The PCSD confirmed a fugitive investigative team is looking for Rahman and anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Rahman is described as a Black male who stands at 5′8″ and weighs 170 pounds. He had brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and jeans.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

This is the second time an inmate has escaped from the facility in just over a month.

On Oct. 20, Oscar Alday slipped out of the facility as he was being booked.

Alday, who has a long, violent criminal history, went viral when a video showed him running away from the jail in just his boxers. You can watch the video below.

As of Nov. 23, Alday has not been found. and there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

An inmate was spotted running down the road in just his boxers after escaping from the Pima County Adult Detention Complex in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday, Oct.