Manitowoc police are searching for a violent sex offender who slipped out of his electronic monitoring device and is on the loose. Sixty-two-year-old Rene Antero Rodriguez is 5’4″, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Rodriguez has arm sleeve tattoos on both arms, a dragon tattoo on the left side of his chest which covers a 10-inch scar and a left leg tattoo in the shape of a heart with the words “Make Love”.
Rodriguez was not at his assigned residence when Department of Health and Social Services staff made a routine visit. His whereabouts are currently unknown. Rodriguez is considered armed and extremely dangerous. He has an extensive history using edged weapons, along with assault, robbery, theft and burglary. He is known to have family members in the Manitowoc area so it’s not known if Rodriguez has left the area.