These are excerpts from the San Francisco Police Department's daily log of activities. Incidents are listed by police precincts and the neighborhoods they patrol.
Cole Valley, Haight, Castro, Twin Peaks, Panhandle
Savior goes berserk: A beat officer was flagged down by an employee of the barbershop at 781 Divisadero St. who told him that there was a crazy guy in her shop at 7:40 p.m. Aug. 28.
The interloper in question was shouting, “Feed the children, save the people, God is good.”
He complied when asked to leave the store, then announced, “I’m here to save you” as he grabbed the officer by the collar and attempted to push him into the gutter.
The officer handcuffed him, but he suddenly struck the officer in the left eye and attempted to run off.
Backup arrived to transport the self-appointed savior to S.F. General Hospital. En route he reportedly said, “Let’s jump off the bridge. Will you kill me?”
Upon arrival at the mental ward, he continued to struggle and was placed in four-point restraints.
Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill
Animal abuser arrest: A jogger saw a man throwing rocks at sea gulls off Fisherman’s Wharf at 1:36 p.m. Aug. 28 and flagged down a beat officer. The officer responded and detained an 18-year-old man who was also armed with a switchblade knife.
Armed burglar: Officers responded to a woman screaming for help on the 800 block of Jones Street at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 27. A burglar had just kicked in a door to a woman’s apartment and was still inside, holding a knife. They ran in and captured the suspect.
Mission district, Noe Valley
Armed with BBs: Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired plates on Division and Harrison streets at 4:34 p.m. Aug. 26.
The driver had no identification and provided various names to the officers.
They arrested him and discovered a holster with an air gun and tear gas under his outer garments.
He was later identified as driving with a suspended license.