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Friday, December 11, 2009

Cops: Gun Pulled in Roommates' Argument Over Heater

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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Earlier this week, a couple of climate scientists told SF Weekly that, yes, this is cold weather -- for Northern California. People in Rochester wouldn't even be wearing a coat right now.

Well, don't tell that to residents of Bernal Heights. Police on Wednesday were alerted to reports of a person wandering the neighborhood with a firearm. It turns out the gun-toting gentleman had just exited with haste from his own residence -- where an argument with a roommate allegedly escalated to the point the gun was brandished and an aggravated assault occurred.

The roommates' bone of contention? Whether the heater should be turned up or turned off. 

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As SF Weekly has documented in the past -- it doesn't always take a matter of earth-shattering importance for folks to whip out guns here in San Francisco.

In this case, the victim provided a description of the suspect -- "cold" may have been one of the adjectives used. Police quickly spotted him in his car; a search warrant was obtained and the suspect was arrested for aggravated assault with a gun.

No news on how well-heated the police station was.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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