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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Et tu, Drunk Bro? "Julius Caesar" Jailed for Taxi Tyranny

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:19 PM

click to enlarge Julius would have never used Lyft
  • Julius would have never used Lyft

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.

Earlier this week, a 38-year-old man dressed as Julius Caesar was arrested after allegedly channeling his inner tyrant and fighting with San Francisco cops in the Richmond District.

According to police, the incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday when the suspect had hopped a ride with a Lyft driver at 26th Avenue and Geary Boulevard. The Lyft driver called the cops after the fake Julius Caesar allegedly made drunken advances toward him, making things a little uncomfortable in the car.

Police arrived at the scene where they found the suspect just as he was described: drunk and dressed in his best toga.

The officer asked the suspect to get out of the car, to which he responded: "Make me."

The suspect then pushed the passenger door open, hitting the officer. As the cop positioned himself to remove the Roman wannabe from the vehicle, the suspect began to fight with the officer, police said.

The officer called for back up, and more police arrived to the scene. But even then, the intoxicated Caesar continued the fight, telling the cops to take off his handcuffs so they could "see who the tough one was."

Quickly, he learned who the tougher one was; he was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

In the words of the real Julius Caesar: "If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it."

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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