Tenderloin ice cream sandwich scuffle ends in two arrests

Getty Images file photo

Getty Images file photo

What would you do for an ice cream sandwich?

San Francisco police on Saturday arrested two men who fled from a Tenderloin store with an ice cream sandwich after their debit card was refused.

The male suspects, 39-year-old Shushon Bradley and 20-year-old Mustafa Ali, both of San Francisco, entered a store in the 400 block of Ellis Street about 4:06 p.m. and purchased two beverages using Bradley’s debit card, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Ali then grabbed an ice cream sandwich and started eating it. When they attempted to pay for it, the debit card was refused.

Not wanting to give up the refreshing treat, the men reportedly fled the store on foot and the two employees working there chased after them, Esparza said. One of the employees, a 22-year-old man, tackled and fought Bradley and sustained an abrasion on his right arm. Ali swung a lamp post at the other employee, a 16-year-old boy, who was able to tackle Ali to the ground.

The employees were able to hold the men until police arrived and they were arrested.

Bradley was booked on robbery and conspiracy charges, while Ali was booked on robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and possession of marijuana charges, Esparza said.

Police would not release the brand of ice cream sandwich, citing an ongoing investigation.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

@sflawdisorder

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLaw and DisorderLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
DA Boudin charges fired SFPD officer with manslaughter over fatal shooting

Ex-Officer Christopher Samayoa to face criminal charges in killing of Keita O’Neil

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Construction on Twin Peaks Tunnel to begin November 30

Area around Castro Muni Station will see greatest impacts including lane closures on Market Street

(Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Newsom calls latest surge of COVID-19 cases ‘unprecendented’

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California’s latest surge of COVID-19… Continue reading

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

By Alex Wigglesworth Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County public health officials… Continue reading

Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy photo)
SFUSD offers first look at planned Mission Bay elementary school

San Francisco school officials this month unveiled the design of a planned… Continue reading

Most Read