Hotel manager charged with DVD bag snag 

Sometimes, locking your door isn’t enough.

A tenant of a mid-Market Street residential hotel was reportedly robbed of a duffle bag of DVDs by the building manager Tuesday, police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

The 22-year-old resident was in his locked room in the area of Sixth and Market streets about 6:35 p.m. when the manager, identified as 38-year-old Alejandro Diaz of San Francisco, used his set of master keys to open the door, Shyy said.

Diaz allegedly grabbed the duffle bag of DVDs and ran out into the hall.

The victim ran out after him and a struggle ensued over the pilfered DVDs, Shyy said. The victim was allegedly punched a couple of times in the face before Diaz broke free and fled the scene.

Officers arrived and after interviewing the victim paid a visit to Diaz’s room, Shyy said. His wife answered and said he wasn’t there, but had gone to the laundry room.

Officers found him there and arrested him without incident, Shyy said. He was charged with burglary, robbery and use of false citizenship or resident alien documents, Shyy said.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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