Shrimp Boy has a posse

[via Stray Snake]

Crooked cops in the Mission!

The newly independent Mission Local reports:

A federal grand jury in San Francisco  indicted two police officers and a former police officer who were assigned to the Mission Station with “conspiracies to distribute controlled substances, against civil rights, and to commit theft concerning federally-funded programs,” according to a press release issued Thursday from from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

One officer was also charged with extortion.


The Mission Station defendants include Sergeant Ian Furminger, 47, of Pleasant Hill, Officer Edmond Robles, 46, of Danville and Reynaldo Vargas, 45, of Palm Desert, California.

The defendants were issued a federal summons and will make their initial appearances tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. before the US Court Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte in federal court in San Francisco.

Defendant Vargas will appear before Judge Laporte at 2:00 p.m. today.

Read on.

[File photo by Chris Bunting]

This BMW that parks in front of my house on street cleaning days and doesn’t mind the tickets

Multiple weeks in a row now. I mean, it must be fun to not care about parking tickets, but the other consequence is my gutter doesn’t get swept :(

Bomb threat shuts down Valencia

[via Darby]

Beware the Cupcake Fairy!

How would you feel if someone wanted to give you a cupcake?  Like, REALLY wanted to give you a cupcake, as our pal Jimmie relates:

This morning on Feb 1 around 9:45am a man tried to force his way into our house.  I was in the shower and my wife heard our doorbell ring.  Assuming it was the mailman, she opened the door, but found a shirtless white male, about 5’8″ tall with short brown hair and stubble.  He said “Oh hey!” and immediately tried to enter our home.  She pushed him out by forcing the door closed.  Soon after he rang the door bell again and said “I have a cupcake for you!”  By that time we had called 911 and the police showed up soon after.  The man had indeed left a cupcake on our doorstep but was nowhere to be found.  Other neighbors reported a stranger ringing their doorbells or knocking on their doors immediately prior to this event.

Watch your backs, people!

[Cupcake image]

Meter maid blocking a fire hydrant

[from Ben V. via our Facebook wall]

PIN jackers jacked $900 at local ATM

Kristin W. wrote in via our Facebook page:

Just a public service announcement. Someone stole $900 out of my Bank of America account yesterday from the 16th and Mission ATM. Apparently, I hadn’t completely signed out of my account (even though it said “Thank you for using this ATM” or whatever) and someone got into my account by re-entering my PIN # (which he/she must have watched me enter). I wouldn’t be surprised if someone sits there all day and does this repeatedly. Heads up to be extra furtive when entering your PIN and to make sure your transaction is finished before walking away!

[File photo via "Guerilla activists hack Bank of America ATMs all over SF"]

Watch KTVU’s report on police brutality in the Mission


[via Mission Local]

Lobby assault last week

A friend of Mission Mission writes in to tell us that her partner was assaulted last week, allegedly by the man in this still from their lobby’s security camera.

They explain:

“WANTED FOR ASSAULT: WED. 10/30 9:16PM This man stalked me home into my apartment lobby and punched me in the head and jaw several times after I brushed by him at 18th and Valencia as he was standing in the crowded street looking at his phone. The last thing he said was “I know where you live!” Caucasian, 5′ 10″, 30-35, 170-180 lbs, short dark hair. He was wearing a tan or gray sweater and blue jeans. If anyone has any information on this attack please call the SFPD: (415) 558-5400, case #130922883. Flyers will be going up all over town….”

Insult to injury: Help find this fire victim’s stolen bike

Ben explains his plight:

I am one of the residents displaced from my home by a fire at the restaurant Maverick a little bit ago. While most of my stuff survived the fire a little damp and smokey, in the time between the fire and when the building inspector said it was safe to return to the building to sift through our belongings, sub human scum broke into the units and took everything of value. While most of my stuff can be easily replaced the one thing that hurt the most was the theft of my beloved red bike. It’s a Surly Cross Check with the stickers removed. It has Paul brakes. In the rear there is one black brake arm and one silver one from a crash. The stem has an organic apple sticker on it that never fell off. Four years ago I used it to ride from Philadelphia PA out here to SF and it has a lot of sentimental value and I love her. I know it’s a long shot but if you guys could spread the word of this I would really appreciate it. And maybe she’ll find her way back to me.