In a somewhat ironic reversal of the impetus behind the recently popular Pleaserobme.com, news of a robbery at the Chez Maman restaurant in Potrero Hill was broken earlier tonight by TechCrunch staffer Sophia Kittler and backed up by another three sources including Twitter engineer Patrick Ewing. Social media reports of the robbery shocked the local digerati especially in light of lack of real time coverage from any major S.F. news organizations.
While information is still sketchy, the first traditional media story hit Google news at 12:20, a good three hours after the first tweet and the SFPD Twitter account (@SFPD_online) has yet to respond to various online entreaties. While we're sure we will be hearing about this all day tomorrow, select San Franciscans heard it on Twitter first.