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Photos: Up close and personal with a fearless car burglar

The car burglar steals a bag out of the window he broke

Reader Brian sent us these photos of a car thief stealing bags from an SUV parked on Geary near 28th Avenue on Tuesday night.

The burglary took place in two parts – first breaking the window at 7:15pm and then leaving the scene. And then once confirming all was clear after police came by, the thieves returned around 8:30pm to take the loot. Even a nosy neighbor with a camera didn’t deter them.

Brian described the scene:

“We watched some guys break into a car yesterday outside our window. Called the cops after they broke the window, then they drove around a bit. Cops got there, took the info. Guys came back… First time I scared them off again, then the second time I took pictures and tried to scare them off again. Unfortunately they got one of the guy’s bags.”

San Franciscans know not to leave ANYTHING in plain view inside their car, right?! Hopefully rental car companies give the same warning to their customers.

Brian says he saw the band of thieves hanging around the neighborhood the day before, casing the area.

“They had been wandering around the neighborhood earlier yesterday, around 2PM, mostly hanging out across the street from Grocery Outlet. I’m sure they probably broke into several cars yesterday.”

If you have any information on who this saggy pants robber is, contact the SFPD at (415) 553-0123 (anonymous tips are ok too).

Sarah B.

5:02 am | Posted under Crime, Photos | 19 comments

Photo: Mountain Lake morning

11:38 am | Posted under Parks, Photos | 3 comments

Photos: Easter Bunny HQ at 15th & Cabrillo

Photo by Rudeen M.

A house at 15th & Cabrillo is getting in the Easter spirit early. Whatever you do, don’t steal an egg from those lions – they look like they’d take your hand off!

Sarah B.

Photo by Rudeen M.

10:04 am | Posted under Photos | 8 comments

No foolin': Photo of “Shrimp Boy” riding high at Toy Boat Cafe

Yup, that’s the now infamous Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow who was arrested in the Leland Yee scandal last week.

The photo, which was posted on Chow’s Facebook page, shows him whooping it up on the mechanical horse at Clement Street’s Toy Boat Dessert Cafe.

Yet another rule Chow broke – no adults allowed on the Toy Boat horse!

Sarah B.

3:16 pm | Posted under Crime, Photos | 8 comments

Spotted: Majestic coyote at Lands End

A coyote at Lands End on March 24, 2014. Photo by Shua

Blog reader Shua sent us this photo of a coyote that he spotted on a stone staircase at Lands End on Monday evening.

Coyote sightings are becoming very common. SFGate outdoors writer Tom Stienstra estimates there may be as many as 100 living in San Francisco. Spottings have been reported in several spots in the Richmond District including Golden Gate Park, Mountain Lake Park, Sea Cliff, Lincoln Park, as well as in the neighboring Presidio.

If you see one, consider calling the hotline for coyote sightings that has been established at (415) 554-9400. This will help Rec & Park monitor the growing population and when needed, put up appropriate signage for dog owners and park visitors.

Sarah B.

5:03 am | Posted under Lands End, Photos, Wildlife | 15 comments

Photos: Heavy rains uproot a large tree onto a parked car

Reader Chantelle M. sent in these photos of a tree being removed on Clement near 44th Avenue on Friday.

Crews removed the tree in chunks, which had fallen onto the front end of a parked car and out into the roadway. As far as we know, no one was injured when the tree fell.

Sarah B.

11:24 am | Posted under Photos, Traffic, Weather | 2 comments

Uncovered: Old Vess Cola advertisement

Photo by Derek

Reader Derek stopped by the Internet Archive to drop off some old t-shirts this week and noticed that at the site of November’s fire, and old advertisement for Vess Cola has been uncovered.

Vess Cola, originally made by Vess Soda which was founded in 1916, is still in existence (manufactured by Cott). They make a variety of flavors including orange, cream, cherry cola, black cherry, pineapple, peach, piƱa colada, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry and kiwi-strawberry. Their slogan is “The Billion Bubble Beverage”.

The “Good?…it’s Perfect!” ad is on the side of the building adjacent to the Archive’s annex building near Clement and Funston, which has a restaurant, Taishan Cafe, on the ground floor and apartments above. The entire building has been closed off until repairs are made from the fire.

Sarah B.

Photo by Derek

5:01 am | Posted under Photos | 14 comments

Photo: Sunset at Sutro Baths

February 18, 2014. Photo by @cpak

4:21 pm | Posted under Photos | 1 comment