SF Weekly reported yesterday that two men had been stabbed on Bryant Street the night before, within a few hours of each other. The first victim, a 31-year-old man, was approached by three attackers at 5:25pm, and the second, a 23-year-old man, was approached by eight attackers at 1am. Details were scarce, until this chilling update:
Officer Albie Esparza says in both cases the suspects were gang members and asked the victims who they were affiliated with before stabbing them. Neither victim is related to a gang, police confirmed. [link]
You know how sometimes you’re playing GTA and you blow out a tire but you think you can keep going for a while, except thanks to the game’s realistic physics engine you quickly realize how bad of an idea that is? Well, it looks like this guy has never played GTA
Unfortunately for him, his ploy failed and his vehicle ground to a halt, a couple minutes after which a squad of police arrived on the scene, automatic weapons pointed with shouts to get out of the car. The driver was promptly apprehended, but it is unclear at the moment whether this is just an extreme DUI or a getaway from another prior crime. It all went down on San Jose Ave around 23rd St.
We’ll update with more info if we get it, but for the time being we’re hiding out indoors from potential bullets.
I guess it’s not as bad as when somebody parked a $138,000 Maserati in a Muni maintenance trench around the corner, but I mean, what is with people and not being able to park right in this part of the neighborhood?
Here in the Mission, gentrifiers still have about 4 months left til “soldiers” “come out gunnin’” for “hipsters and the yuppies” as promised by some graffiti on a neighborhood wall.
In NYC, it’s already happening. Gawker reports:
Two Brooklyn women have had enough. This weekend, Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, allegedly forced their neighbors out of their Flatbush apartment building at gunpoint.
According to a police source who spoke to the New York Daily News, Parker and James knocked on their neighbors’ door around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and “held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed.” The trio complied, and Parker and James squatted in their apartment until police arrived. Cops say one of the women told them she didn’t like “that white people were moving into the area.” [link]
No blood was shed, and Precious and Sabrina pretty swiftly ended up in jail, but… it’s happening.
Jefferson from Mission Bicycle Company recently contacted us with the following warning:
There are so many bikes stolen in this city it’s ridiculous. Most stolen bikes were:
This past week we saw two bikes stolen within around 24 hour hours of each other. Both locked up properly, with quality u-locks. Both were twisted open.
If anyone hears of a bike stolen using a similar method, I would encourage them to file a police report and send a tweet to https://twitter.com/SFPDBikeTheft.
Let’s work together to nail “The Twister”!!!
From the surveillance footage at Ben & Jerry’s on Haight, this kind of creep:
Gotta admit, he has a real cakestealin’ look about him.
A friend who works at Glen Park Elementary, the school, sent in this information. This security camera image is a clue.
It happened just before closing. Mission Local reports:
While two of the suspects kept the patrons guarded and on the floor, the third suspects stole the tip jar and cash from the register.
The suspect also asked one victim to hand turn out his pockets and took what cash he had. In addition some credit cards were taken, Esparza said.
After stealing one more purse, all three suspects fled. Witnesses told police that the robbers drove off in a maroon, four-door sedan. [link]
The police blotter only identified the bar as being on the 400 block of Potrero Avenue, so Mission Local suspects it was probably Sadie’s Flying Elephant.
After the jump, an album of my favorite photos of hanging out at that bar (whatever it’s called) late at night, over the years, usually just before closing: