UPDATE (10:23 p.m.): Dustin Palubicki turned himself into the Forest County Sheriff’s Department at 10:08 p.m. Thursday.
WAUKESHA -- Dustin Palubicki is out of jail even though he's still supposed to be behind bars. The inmate didn't escape. He was released from the Waukesha County Jail by accident.
The Sheriff's Department said the incident is under investigation but neighbors are concerned.
"Oops, like that's a big screw up on the county of Waukesha," Pam Riedel said.
"It's just creepy. It's a creepy feeling," Cindy Shelton said.
The 36-yearar-old has been in custody since September 3. The Sheriff's Department said he served his time with Waukesha County, but he is still wanted for not paying child support in Forest County.
Authorities don't believe the inmate is a threat to the community.
"He might not be a threat, but when people are in a situation like that and he's been released and he knows it that sooner or later somebody's going to figure out that 'oh wait he's still supposed to be here he could become a threat,'" Riedel said.
The Waukesha County Sheriffs Department posted a notification on Facebook, but didn't activate the reverse 911 call to notify the public since Palubicki is not considered a dangerous person.
Still, residents wish they would have been notified of the situation.
"It may actually help to know that it was happening because we could actually help," Jimmy Shelton said. "It doesn't matter if he's a threat or not they should still let the people know what's going on."
The Sheriff's Department put out this description for the missing inmate: white male, 36-years-old, 6 foot, 160 pounds, green eyes, brown hair with a short cut, receding hairline and currently wearing a full trimmed mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt with some type of graphic on the back, blue jeans that are ripped at the knees and dark tennis shoes with white soles. Palubicki has several tattoos with the most noticeable one being on his neck.
If you see Palubicki or know where he is, call the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department at 262-548-7122.