Sunset district surf shop’s door smashed during bungled burglary 

click to enlarge OWNER JAMES MITCHELL REPAIRING THE DOOR TO HIS SURF SHOP, SUNSET SHAPERS. (PHOTO: TOM PRETE/OCEAN BEACH BULLETIN)
  • Owner James Mitchell repairing the door to his surf shop, Sunset Shapers. (Photo: Tom Prete/Ocean Beach Bulletin)

Not cool, bungling bros.

Four would-be surfboard thieves were busted after busting into the Sunset Shapers surf shop on Saturday, according to a report from Ocean Beach Bulletin.

About 2:30 a.m. the thieves smashed in the front door of the shop, which woke up a neighbor who looked out his window and saw three of the thieves taking surf boards to a car where another suspect was waiting.

The neighbor yelled out to the crooks to no avail, so he contacted the owner of the shop and police. The owner, James Mitchell, heard from the neighbor and his alarm company at about the same time.

When police arrived, they discovered a key piece of evidence: A wallet with ID that belonged to one of the crooks. Perhaps missing the wallet, the thieves drove by the shop and the neighbor was able to identify them to police. An investigator followed them to a house near 47th Avenue and Taraval Street, where they were arrested.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com
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