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Thursday, August 5, 2010

IRS Agent Audits Mugger -- With Bullets

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM

A mugger's got to know his limitations...
  • A mugger's got to know his limitations...
An alleged mugger learned the hard way that you don't mess with the IRS.

At around midnight, an on-duty agent with the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division was walking through the 100 block of Marlin Court. The agent was accosted by a pair of would-be muggers, police say. But you don't take money from the IRS. You give it to them. The agent pulled out a pistol and shot at both men, hitting one.

One of the alleged assailants was struck in the torso and booked into General Hospital with "non life-threatening" wounds. The other is purportedly at large.

The agent is currently on paid leave; this morning's shooting will be investigated both criminally and administratively by the IRS, SFPD, and District Attorney's office. That's right -- the agent will be audited.

Update, 11:30 a.m.: Per the San Francisco Police Department crime bulletin, the IRS agent is a 36-year-old Asian woman.

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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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