Here's one shotgun offense that fell short.Two hooligans walked away empty-handed after their attempts to rob some men near the Civic Center today were foiled by fleet feet, police said.The duo, one of which was armed with a shotgun, approached the victims on the 1100 block of Market Street at about 3:55 a.m. They first cornered a 36-year-old man and demanded his cellphone. When they pointed the shotgun at him, he ran away, police said.
A “growling” woman with a knife was arrested Friday after raising the knife over her head in front of the Hall of Justice, according to police.
About 1:15 p.m., police said, an officer in full uniform was entering the courthouse at 850 Bryant St. when he encountered the 43-year-old woman, who had been walking out of the building.
After seeing the cop, she reportedly “raised the knife over her head and growled at the officer.”
This suspect was apparently weighed down by his criminal cravings.
A parolee was arrested Friday on suspicion of consuming $70 worth of food at a San Carlos sports bar and leaving without paying the bill, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
The book was thrown right back at him.
On Tuesday, police said, a madman used a book as a weapon while trying to boot someone off a public computer at the San Francisco Main Library, leading to his arrest.
The victim told police he was using a computer when a man ordered him to stop. After the victim told the suspect he wasn’t finished, the suspect reportedly became furious, hurling a book at him and then a chair. The chair reportedly injured the victim’s arm.
Authorities on Thursday deemed a suspicious package found at a Tenderloin building to be harmless, police said.
Firefighters had initially responded about 6:30 a.m. to a report of smoke coming from a garbage chute in the building at 44 McAllister St., fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in the chute and discovered that a resident had left a threatening note in his room and had also deactivated smoke detectors and sprinklers, Talmadge said.
Animal lovers are being warned of a new scam on the Internet that promises to give away pets in exchange for part of the animals’ flight costs and other airport accommodations.
San Francisco International Airport said it learned the scammers are using a fake SFO email address to dupe prospective pet owners into believing the transactions are legitimate.
There was no pleasing these thugs.
A man was pistol-whipped and had his chain ripped from his neck in the Outer Sunset on Tuesday, police said, even though he was in the process of taking off the neckwear for the robbers.
About 9 p.m., three suspects — two toting handguns — reportedly crept up behind two men and demanded their loot in the 1700 block of 26th Avenue, between Moraga and Noriega streets.
The case against a Martinez man accused of seriously injuring a Cow Hollow bar patron after body-slamming him to the ground early Sunday has been discharged pending further investigation after the victim refused to cooperate, the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
A Sacramento man allegedly shot up a Western Addition home with a fully automatic AK-47 on Sunday night, injuring a man inside, police said.
Just after 2 a.m. Monday, police arrested 42-year-old Kareem Benton in the Bayview district.
The shooting stemmed from an argument in the 1000 block of McAllister Street, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The suspect followed the victim to his home nearby and opened fire about 7:30 p.m.
The Guardian Angels helped a 21-year-old man in the Mission district who was being beaten by robbers Friday night, police said Monday.
The victim was reportedly walking in the 2700 block of Mission Street when four thugs attacked him about 10:20 p.m. They put the man in a headlock, dragged him to the ground and punched him while swiping his smartphone, police said.
But then members of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer public-safety group, shooed off the suspects.