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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Woman Boots Man From Her Home. He's Accused of Torching It.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

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An uncomfortable San Francisco living situation has sparked a possible felony crime.

A 43-year-old woman living in the 1100 block of Turk Street yesterday reported to police that she yesterday gave the heave-ho to a 50-year-old man who'd been living with her for the past six months. She gave him his privacy while he packed up his effects, but soon received a disturbing phone call from a neighbor. The 50-year-old man was gone -- and her home was on fire.

No one was injured in the alleged arson fire, and police tell SF Weekly the damages have not yet been tabulated. Also uncertain at this time, police say, is the exact relationship between the woman and the suspected arsonist.

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The alleged homewrecker is still on the loose.

Update, 10:57 a.m.: Per the SFPD, the relationship between the male suspect and female victim is "friendship." After a "verbal altercation," the woman asked the man to leave her home. The alleged arson fire caused "moderate structural damage" to the woman's home; it was started by the burning of a mattress in an upper floor room.

The suspect was arrested yesterday but has not yet been booked as he is suffering from an undisclosed malady at an area hospital. When his condition clears, he will be booked on felony arson charges.

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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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