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Friday
Sep192014

Art Gallery Locks Up with 'Genius' Customer Inside

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man spent a nervous night trapped alone at the Majestic Gallery in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, providing plenty of comic relief to the police officers he called to help him.

"This person was shopping in the store and didn't realize that they closed and locked up on him, so he's actually locked inside," a police dispatcher said on the radio with a laugh.

Employees at the gallery said they didn't realize the customer was still browsing when they locked up Tuesday.

When he realized what happened, he called 911, but the police's reaction to his call was less than sympathetic.

"He's actually locked inside the store," a dispatcher told an officer.

"Get that genius out of there," the officer responded.

Police also had trouble reaching the gallery manager to let the trapped customer out.

"We can't find a number for them right now," the dispatcher told an officer.

"All right, these idiots might have to sleep on the floor then," the officer responded.

Eventually, police were able to open the gallery and set the man free.

"We are taking this circumstance seriously and working to ensure that this doesn't happen again," the manager of Majestic Gallery told ABC News in a statement.


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Friday
Sep192014

Man Arrested for Allegedly Starting Northern Calif. Wildfires

(PLASSERVILLE, Calif.) -- A California man has been arrested for deliberately starting the massive wildfire spanning over 71,000 acres in Northern California.

The blaze was allegedly sparked by 37-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman, who is set to be arraigned on charges of arson, including an especially serious charge of putting firefighters in danger.

It cost $5 million a day to fight the wildfires, with more than 3,300 firefighters on the front line.


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Friday
Sep192014

One Critically Injured in Stolen Vehicle Crash 

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Police are investigating a crash that left a driver in life-threatening condition.

Officers arrived at the intersection of Bryant and 18th Streets around 7 p.m. Thursday after a reportedly stolen vehicle collided with a second car and two other parked vehicles.

The driver of the stolen car was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in life-threatening condition, while the passenger was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Officials say the incident occurred after one motorist failed to stop at a stop sign.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Man Hospitalized After Shooting in Bayview District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Two men are at-large after a shooting Wednesday night in the Bayview District.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim, a 22-year-old man, was on the 1200 block of Hollister Avenue when two men -- one armed with a gun -- approached.

The suspects reportedly demanded the victim's property, and when the victim refused, one of the suspects shot him.

The victim was hospitalized in non-life-threatening condition.

No arrests were reported.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Two Men At-Large After Armed Robbery

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday night in the Richmond District.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim, a 27-year-old man, was walking at Sutter Street and Broderick Street when two men -- one armed with a gun -- approached. The men reportedly stole the victim's bag, tablet, laptop, and phone before fleeing.

The victim wasn't injured.

No arrests have been made.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- One person was hospitalized following a vehicular crash in San Francisco on Wednesday evening.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Texas and 25th Streets. Police said a vehicle went over an embankment, and down towards the nearby Yellow Cab lot.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, reportedly managed to get out of the wrecked vehicle on his own, and was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Police Release Sketch in August Road Rage Shooting

San Francisco Police Department(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot another man multiple times in an August road rage incident.

The incident happened on Aug. 31 in the area of Golden Gate Ave. and Broderick St. Police said a man was crossing the street, when he was almost struck by a vehicle, following which, the driver and the pedestrian got into a verbal altercation.

"The suspect pulled into a driveway down the street, backed up slightly, then shot the victim with a handgun from 30 to 50 feet away. The suspect drove closer to the victim and shot the victim again before fleeing in the suspect vehicle," San Francisco Police said in a statement.

The victim is currently recovering, and is expected to survive, officials said.

Police have released a sketch of the man they're searching for in connection with the crime, and anyone with information on the case is asked to contact authorities anonymously at 415-575-4444.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Man Shot in Ingleside District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man was hospitalized after a shooting Monday morning in the Ingleside District.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim was waiting for a ride when a man approached with a gun. The man shot him and fled the scene.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was hospitalized in non-life-threatening condition.

The suspect is described as a black man about 22 or 23 years old. His car is described as a gray pickup truck.

No arrests have been made.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Police Investigating Bayview District Robbery

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a Monday night robbery in the Bayview District.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, a 24-year-old man was robbed by two men at Palou Avenue and Lane Street.

The victim did not suffer serious injuries.

According to the police, the suspects are described as two black men in their 20's.

No arrests have been reported.


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Tuesday
Sep162014

Motorcylist in Life-Threatening Condition After Sunday Crash

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a Sunday crash in the Bayview District.

The San Francisco Police Department says the accident took place at 24th Street and 3rd Street.

The motorcyclist suffered a life-threatening head injury.


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