A 51-year-old man burglar who left a rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles without authorization was apprehended Tuesday in Lawndale.

Michael Amon was apprehended without incident about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, one day after leaving the facility, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.

Authorities discovered Amon walked away from a Male Community Reentry Program facility when a tamper alert was issued from his ankle monitor about 2:45 p.m. Monday, a department official said.

Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to the area to search for Amon, but did not locate him.

Amon was sentenced to state prison from Los Angeles County on July 27 to serve a two-year sentence. He had arrived at the facility Monday morning and was scheduled to be released in June 2023.

Since 1977, 99% of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended, a department official said.

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