Documents: Escaped killer had high-quality fake IDs when captured

Documents: Escaped killer had high-quality fake IDs when captured
Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital patient who escaped in November and flew to the mainland, has been indicted on additional charges. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
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(Image: Hawaii Attorney General's Office)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii State Hospital patient who managed to pull off a brazen escape from the facility had several high-quality fake IDs, including one that helped him get on a flight to California, investigators say.

Court documents say Randall Saito was caught with multiple IDs with convincing-looking holograms.

He had a Washington state ID – with the name Clayton Kawamoto -- and one from Illinois – with the name Michael Pascua. He wanted to get to Australia to avoid extradition, the documents said.

Before his escape from the State Hospital, Saito allegedly used a smartphone, which is banned, to book and pay for his own $1,400 charter flight to Maui. He used a different ID to board that flight. He went by the alias Alvin Pimento to fly to Maui and then to California.

When he was caught three days after his escape, Saito had nearly $6,400 in cash on him.

Details on how he obtained the IDs, smartphone or cash are still not known.

Authorities are asking a judge to increase or deny bail for Saito so he doesn't end up back at the State Hospital, where they believe he may have gotten help for the elaborate escape.

He has repeatedly refused to say who assisted him.

Saito is currently being held on a $0.5 million bond at the Oahu Community Correctional, where he's facing escape charges.

This story  may be updated. 

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