San Jose Motel Manager Describes Stay of O.C. Jail Escapees

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The Alameda Motel in San Jose where the three Orange County jail escapees stayed for two nights, its manager said. (Credit: Anh Do / Los Angeles Times)

Before they were caught this week, three Orange County jail escapees managed to drive to Northern California in a stolen white van and check into a motel in San Jose, authorities and witnesses say.

Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong checked into the Alameda Motel in the 100 block of The Alameda on Tuesday, according to the motel manager, who asked that his name not be used.

The men asked for a smoking room and pre-paid $200 in cash for two nights, he said.

They checked into Room 14, an 18-by-12-foot room with one twin bed and one full-size bed, the manager said. The spartan room included a child-size closet, a tiny refrigerator and an RCA TV. The one window faced the motel parking lot.

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