A manipulative “psychopathic predator” who Hawaiian prosecutors said has “all the criteria of a classic serial killer” was arrested Wednesday, four days after escaping from a mental hospital on Oahu, chartering a plane to a neighboring island and flying commercial to California.

The “violent psychopath” in question is Randall Toshio Saito, who has called the Hawaii State Hospital home for nearly four decades, according to police.

He was arrested by deputies in San Joaquin County, California – some 2,500 miles away from Oahu – after “an alert taxi cab driver” called police, the Sheriff’s office said.

In 1979, Saito shot Sandra Yamashiro in the face with a pellet gun, then stabbed her to death, according to Time magazine. He had never met the woman before and chose her at random at the Ala Moana Center, Hawaii’s largest mall. Police found her bloody body in her…

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