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‘Hot Cop of Castro’ Chris Kohrs arrested on hit-and-run charges

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Chris Kohrs, also known as “Hot Cop of Castro” was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run. (Steven Kyle Weller/Courtesy photo)
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A well-known San Francisco police officer, also known as the “Hot Cop of Castro,” was arrested Sunday and booked on two felony charges of hit-and-run, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Christopher Kohrs, 38, of San Francisco is alleged to have struck two pedestrians early Sunday morning in North Beach, police said.

About 2:20 a.m., officers arrived to the intersection of Broadway and Montgomery Street and discovered two pedestrians who had been struck by a car, Andraychak said.

The car, a Dodge Charger, was left at the scene but the driver reportedly fled the scene.

The two pedestrians, both men in their 40s, were taken to the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries, Andraychak said. The men were apparently crossing Broadway when they were struck by the vehicle that was traveling west on Broadway.

During the course of their investigation, police identified Kohrs as the driver of the vehicle.

Kohrs has made several headlines in the Bay Area and beyond after pictures were posted of the Castro beat cop on the website towleroad.com.

A Facebook page was created about him that has more than 52,000 likes. In August of 2014, Korhs joined other police and city officials in the ice bucket challenge during a benefit Officer Down Memorial Fund.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call (415) 757-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

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