Pole-swinging madman arrested after screaming at children

A metal pole-swinging madman was arrested Tuesday after coming way too close for comfort to school children, according to San Francisco police.

Police were called to the 600 block of Pine Street on a report that a man was screaming and annoying children in a schoolyard around 8 a.m.

As cops neared the schoolyard, they were told that the suspect had also been swinging a metal pole in the air, causing passersby to walk into the busy street to avoid him.

Cops ordered the suspect to drop the pole several times before he finally placed it into a planter box. But then the suspect put his hands in his pockets and refused to remove them, police said.

The officers then forced the suspect to the ground.

He “continued to resist while on the ground and it took several minutes for the officers to control the suspect,” police said.

The officers learned later that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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