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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Candy Thieves Caught Sugar-Handed. Can S.F. Candy Ban Be Far Behind?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 2:45 PM

click to enlarge Been caught stealin'?
  • Been caught stealin'?

Americans are growing so sedentary, apparently running like hell has become suspicious behavior. Is candy to blame?

If so, worlds collided a shade after midnight yesterday morning. At Mission and Whipple, in the city's extreme southwest, cops noticed a trio of people running through a parking lot for no apparent reason. The group dropped something on the ground -- it turned out to be candy.

Nearby, a candy machine was busted. Candy of the same sort that was hurled on the ground. QED.

Perry Mason was not present on scene -- and, thus, the three alleged candy-snatchers were busted. Each was arrested and cited to appear in court.

City bans on candy, candy machines, breaking candy machines, and running for no apparent reason are all pending.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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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