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Art Director goes to San Diego hospital for "blackouts" then goes missing

Lance Perkins, 43, from Orange County California went missing from UCSD Medical Center in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.  He is believed to have walked out of the hospital.  His mother, Donna said she spoke with Lance on Oct. 23.  She told him at that time he was having “blackouts” and his mother told him to go to the hospital.   Lance was taken to the hospital, but discharged himself around 10pm due to a heavy wait time.  BUT, one staff person at the hospital said he just left, another told her he was officially released. They each gave different times.  Lance walked north on Front Street and westbound on Dickerson (or Dove) according to security cameras. Lance called 911 several times after this.

Lance was staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego and he never caught a cab to return there or ever showed back up.

Donna told 10News that she also found out that her son had called two of his friends at 4 a.m., but he left no message, and it was just background noise.  Phone records show that Lance made seven calls to 911.

“Two of them were between 14 and 17 minutes long,” she told 10News.  “You could burn up or die before someone comes on the 911 system in San Diego.”

Lance Perkins is an  art director  and owner of Lance’s Roundtable.


If you have any information about Perkins, you are asked to call San Diego police. Lance was wearing a black jacket, tan slacks and tan shoes.

Donna has also set up a GoFundMe account to help with funds to search for Lance.

SDPD Release:  Please BOL for missing person, possibly at risk, Lance Perkins. White Male 6F1, 180#, brn/grn, DOB 06/04/73, last seen wearing glasses, black jacket, tan pants, black tennis shoes. Last seen in the area of UCSD Hospital in Hillcrest on 10/23/16 at 1021pm, possible walked into a canyon in the area. If sighted, please notify San Diego Police at 619-531-2000, reference case #16043895.

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