A registered sex offender in Los Angeles turned himself in Thursday during a live KTLA news report.
Valentino Rodriguez Jr., a 46-year-old parolee, went missing after removing a GPS tracking device from his ankle, but on Thursday he decided to end the police search with the aid of KTLA reporter Eric Spillman. (Video here)
On a sidewalk in East Los Angeles, Rodriguez told Spillman that he wanted to “do the appropriate thing” and turn himself in to police. He said that he was feeling “paranoid” and “suicidal” and mentioned the name of his parole officer. Spillman said that he’d wait on the sidewalk with him until authorities arrived.