At this point we could make another "Time to check in on how San Francisco's doing," but honestly at this point you know the answer:
It's a good time to be a thief in San Francisco.
That was the message city cops delivered in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday when they responded to a 911 call about a man cutting a catalytic converter from the underbelly of a car. The officers arrived to find the alleged thief at the scene of the crime, learned he was on probation for a previous theft and then let him walk off, car jack in hand — even giving him directions to the nearest bus stop.
San Francisco cops after finding a thief literally in the midst of his thievery:
Oh don't worry though the SFPD is really on this one!
Sgt. Adam Lobsinger, an SFPD spokesperson, confirmed the outlines of the incident. Police from the Richmond station responded to a call about an in-progress theft from a vehicle at 3 a.m. Tuesday, located the man, talked to him and the witnesses and ultimately released the man.
"There was no sufficient probable cause to arrest the suspect," Lobsinger said. "Releasing a possible suspect ... does not mean the investigation is over. In fact, it means the investigation is just beginning."
San Francisco cops after literally letting a perp walk away no questions asked:
It's a great time to be in San Fran if you're a criminal! Otherwise not so much.
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