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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cops: Exploding Trash Can No Biggie

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Miraculously unharmed...
  • Miraculously unharmed...
At around 12:30 this morning on the 1300 block of Bush street, a garbage container blew up. Blowed up real good. The ambiguous wording in the police report didn't indicate if it this was a run of the mill garbage can or a dumpster that would require a howitzer shell to ensure its destruction. We are now informed that it is the former.

Police spokesman Officer Samson Chan described this as "a minor incident" -- or, as the good folks at Monty Python put it, "Don't be sentimental. Things explode every day."

The reason the fiberglass trash can up and detonated is still under investigation -- but police did not find any wiring or other material in the debris to indicate this was a sophisticated explosive. "It could be an M-80" or some other form of dynamite, Chan postulates.

The spokesman says he hasn't heard of any other items mysteriously blowing up in the area. 


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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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