Inmate escapes from Transition House in Tarpon Springs

Raul Diaz, Florida Department of Corrections photo

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) – On Monday around 2:55 p.m. an inmate escaped from the Transition House, 566 Brady Road in Tarpon Springs. The Florida Department of Corrections is asking for help locating the escapee, Raul Diaz.

Diaz, 27, has black hair and brown eyes. He’s 5’5” and weighs 144 pounds. Diaz has multiple tattoos, including two tear drops on his face.

He was sentenced in August 2014 to two years, two months and 17 days for grand theft and other charges.

If you know where Diaz may be, contact your local law enforcement agency or call the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 922-6867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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