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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jail Time for Grasshopper Kaplan ... Yes, 1,400 People Voted for This Guy

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2007 at 12:59 PM


Grasshopper Alec Kaplan, the homeless cabdriver and former mayoral candidate who told reporters that English is his "third and only language" was sentenced on Monday to nine months in county jail for threatening a passenger while driving his unlicensed taxi.

It was the culmination of a series of unfortunate events for Kaplan, who also recently raised eyebrows by allegedly playing his guitar while reclining atop his lavender minivan cab — without his clothes on.

Let's hope things get better for Grasshopper Kaplan. And for those of you who voted for him — God help you, too.

— Joe Eskenazi

Illustration | Aaron Farmer

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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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