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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

'I Just Wanted To Make Mimosas With My Friends' Says Champagne Thief Nabbed By Cops

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 12:01 AM

click to enlarge Delicious -- but not worth getting the cops involved
  • Delicious -- but not worth getting the cops involved
We wrote last week about the rather incompetent thief who stole a soda from a 7-11 in front of not one, not two, but three uniformed San Francisco Police Officers (less humorously, his prior convictions made the lifting of a two-dollar bottle of pop a felony offense).

Beverage boosting in full view of police officers seems to be catching. Last week the screams of a shopkeeper on the 3400 block of Judah Street brought police running. She directed the officers toward a man sprinting down Judah under the noonday sun with a bottle of champagne tucked under each arm. Yes, he had neglected to pay.

When apprehended, the suspect was quoted as saying, "I just wanted to make mimosas with my friends. This was a bad idea!"

The South San Francisco man was cited for theft (apparently not felony theft like last week's unfortunate soda jerk).

It is unknown if the man subsequently lawfully obtained champagne to hold his mimosa party.

Photo   |   Rick Audet

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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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