Nasty neighbor ‘an ongoing problem’

Could he be the worst possible neighbor?

An apparently grumpy South San Francisco man has been “an ongoing problem in his neighborhood,” cops said, allegedly threatening to kill a neighbor across the street “without provocation,” driving skunk drunk over a center median in the neighborhood and barking at cops that he was planning to ram his car into the police station for messing with him.

Steven Heuser, 42, who lives on Duval Street, is a known alcoholic with mental health problems, police said. Even so, his recent antics have him facing the judge on felony charges, prosecutors said.

In May, Heuser allegedly was drunk out of his mind when he stumbled over to his neighbor and several times threatened to kill him, authorities said. It is probable Heuser was angry that the neighbor had asked him at some point before to keep his dog on a leash, prosecutors said. The neighbor called police, but Heuser refused to play ball, cops said.

The following month, a citizen reported seeing Heuser drive over a center median on nearby Hickey Boulevard, authorities said. Responding cops said he scored a blood-alcohol level of .34. They seized his driver’s license and released him, but later in the day Heuser allegedly “made numerous telephone threats” to cops, saying he was going to drive his car through the South San Francisco police station, prosecutors said.

Heuser was set to face the judge Monday for a pretrial conference, with a jury trial set for Sept. 13, prosecutors said.

He is in custody on $50,000 bail, they said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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