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The Snatch: The Week the City Peed on Itself

Some Kind of Champion Sunday's Bay to Breakers footrace brought out the usual miscreants — drunks, public urinators, and of course drug users. And then there was the drunken partially naked guy who was busted taunting the city's bison. According…
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News, Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market

Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market

"How much? How much?" asks a reporter in a checkered button-down and a pair of Air Jordans. He's pointing at a box of Rice Krispies cereal. The elderly Chinese woman in the blue fleece picks up a plastic bag with…
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Hug Monsters: The Anti-Semitic Elmo Has Some Ugly Pals

It could be the first time in history that a costumed street performer has been criticized for doing something worse than just being a costumed street performer. A guy dressed as Elmo has been stalking Fisherman's Wharf and a San…
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News, The Snitch Louisiana Kidnapping Update: Police Release Suspect Details

Louisiana Kidnapping Update: Police Release Suspect Details

Police are looking for a heavyset man with bad teeth, saying he might be responsible for kidnapping a Louisiana woman and driving her to San Francisco before booting her out of the car. Officer Albie Esparza told the Examiner's Mike…
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News, The Snitch Angry Driver Shoots S.F. Parking and Traffic Employee

Angry Driver Shoots S.F. Parking and Traffic Employee

Police are on the hunt for a raging driver who gunned down a San Francisco Parking employee  as he cruised through the Bayview District early this morning. Police say at about 8:30 a.m. today, a Department of Parking and Traffic…
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News, The Snitch Dumb Thief Steals Police Car at Crime Scene

Dumb Thief Steals Police Car at Crime Scene

Now here's a great episode for Bait Car -- the reality show where cops leave vehicles on the streets, hoping to tempt alleged thieves into stealing cars just so they can bust them.Police are looking for a ballsy man who…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Homebuyer Finds Grenade Inside Her New Noe Valley House

S.F. Homebuyer Finds Grenade Inside Her New Noe Valley House

A San Francisco woman was enjoying her newly purchased home in Noe Valley when she came across the most unexpected housewarming gift: a hand grenade. On Monday at about 3 p.m., the woman was cleaning out a bedroom cabinet inside…
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News, The Snitch Teens Get Off Muni, Shoot Man in Bayview

Teens Get Off Muni, Shoot Man in Bayview

An 18-year-old man was shot by a two teens as they got off of a Muni bus in the Bayview District early Thursday morning in what police are calling an unusually brazen and disturbing shooting. Police told SF Weekly that…
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News, The Snitch Porta-Potti Goes Up in Flames: Is The Outhouse Arsonist Back?

Porta-Potti Goes Up in Flames: Is The Outhouse Arsonist Back?

Certainly, SF Weekly readers have not forgotten the bizarre string of outhouse arson fires that made international news back in 2009. Now police are reporting a possible comeback of the hot vandalism with a suspicious porta-potti fire on Tuesday in…
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News, The Snitch LGBT Poster Burned at San Francisco High School, Police Say Not a Hate Crime

LGBT Poster Burned at San Francisco High School, Police Say Not a Hate Crime

A flyer advertising a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered event at an Ingleside high school was set on fire, not once, but twice.At about 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, firefighters were called to the 200 block of Oneida Street after there was…
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News, The Snitch KRON 4 Cameraman Assaulted While Filming People With Bad Behavior

KRON 4 Cameraman Assaulted While Filming People With Bad Behavior

Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy -- a 25-year-old man assaulted a local reporter because he didn't want to be in the news.On Jan. 7, Israel Marron Castro, 25, allegedly walked up to Stanley Roberts, a KRON 4 cameraman, shoved his…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Spokesman Albie Esparza *Not* the Victim of Road Rage

SFPD Spokesman Albie Esparza *Not* the Victim of Road Rage

We couldn't help but notice a Web report earlier today that 52-year-old Albie Esparza was nearly hit with a car, then beaten with a bat and knocked to the ground last night in an apparent road rage incident. Esparza, it…
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News, The Snitch Reports Police Responded an Hour Late to Mission Shooting Inaccurate, Says SFPD

Reports Police Responded an Hour Late to Mission Shooting Inaccurate, Says SFPD

A disturbing triple shooting on Saturday in the Mission came with its own disturbing sub-story: While eyewitnesses and medical personnel pegged the incident as occurring close to 10:30, the San Francisco Police reported responding at close to midnight. Did the…
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News, The Snitch Police Mum on 'Suspicious Device' Detonated by Bomb Squad

Police Mum on 'Suspicious Device' Detonated by Bomb Squad

Yesterday, after reports of a suspicious package at 18th and Ord were relayed to police, the bomb squad moved in and noisily detonated said package. Yet whether the "suspicious device rendered safe" was a bomb, a box of used pinball…
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Bevy of Charges Await Driver Shot By Police Officer

The female driver witnesses watched crash into at least five cars in SOMA before being shot by a police officer who claims she was attempting to run him over is recovering from her wounds in General Hospital.  But the…
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