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Friday, September 5, 2014

Dude in Military Gear Seen Walking Around Tenderloin With Big Replica Gun

Posted By on Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 7:40 AM

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San Francisco police tweeted out this image, giving us an idea of what was going on in the Tenderloin last night while we were fast asleep. 

According to police, "a man was walking around at Ellis and Hyde with this wearing full camo clothing, and tactical vest."

Nobody was injured. And no, the gun wasn't real.

According to Lt. Georgia Sawyer, the man was toting an airsoft rifle — a replica gun. Police say the man was truly in a mental crisis and was taken in for a psych evaluation. 

"The scary part is he was walking around with a gun that looks very real," Sawyer told us. 

Scary indeed.

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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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