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Monday, February 23, 2009

Outhouse Arsonist Doesn't Know Enough to Come in Out of the Rain -- No. 25 Set Ablaze Sunday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM

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Either the outhouse arsonist has inspired imitators -- likely -- or he's discovered Muni, as the 25th porta-potty in this increasingly old-hat crime spree was immolated Sunday evening in the hinterlands of SOMA.

While the flaming outhouses that have dotted the city since November were once limited to the Russian Hill/Pacific Heights neighborhoods (and burned in the wee hours), the last three to go up in flames were a pair in Potrero Hill in the afternoon and evening and, now a john in the 500 block of Second Street, which was torched at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

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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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