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The bomb squad arrived on 25th Street near Harrison tonight to check on statements from a man who had threatened earlier in the evening to jump off the top of a building, according to police.

Earlier, police spokesman Gordon Shyy said that police there had to evacuate some of the residents. “The subject is on the rooftop threatening to jump,” Shyy said.

The bomb squad arrived to check on the man’s threats that he had booby-trapped the building.

By 8:30 p.m. the situation appeared to be over.

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

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  1. Definitely not about Ellis Act or TIC’s, Pamela so not relevant to a drug addict losing it on the roof….it’s about safe neighbors and neighborhoods – when a chronic drug addict and thief is able to continue to terrorize neighbors and be a danger to himself and others….that person does not have the right to walk the street, use city resources etc.

    If there are enough city services called to ‘address’ a situation this guy causes – he should be removed and not left until something really bad happens to be dealt with.

    With 47+ arrests, numerous public crystal episodes, fear of neighbors – what does it take to put him away…..

    His ‘roommate,’ hilariously, is using Nextdoor neighbor to find a person of interest who might have caused this episode – when will this guy realize that it’s the drug addict’s fault- and his fault for enabling/supporting continued drug use, theft, etc.

  2. So sick of all these inconsiderate people with elivs evictions trying to come to low income communities and elis act tenants that have been renting for years

    1. I don’t agree with evicting low income people. I do agree that we need to do something about the people in our neighborhood who litter, drink in public, walk around high on drugs, create a scene and use the public sidewalk as a restroom. All of these things are unacceptable and whenever the cops are called, our tax dollars (all income levels) are being used for the wrong reason.

      This guy on the roof is a good example of that. How can he have a laundry list of crime and yet be on the streets using our tax dollars for his entertainment.

    2. I don’t agree with evicting low income people. I do agree that we need to do something about the people in our neighborhood who litter, drink in public, walk around high on drugs, create a scene and use the public sidewalk as a restroom. All of these things are unacceptable and whenever the cops are called, our tax dollars (all income levels) are being used for the wrong reason.

      This guy on the roof is a good example of that. How can he have a laundry list of crime and yet be on the streets using our tax dollars for his entertainment.

    1. The landlord is an older woman who is first generation Chinese – has been fearful of this tenant who is not on the lease. The building is not well maintained….

      She feels he has broken into locked areas of the building and stolen tools etc. Since they pay the $1K-ish rent on time – she is ok with that. Her daughter used to live in the building and didn’t want to do anything/was well aware the tenant had serious drug issues….

      There have been multiple police and fireman visits to the building for this ‘tenant’…maybe last night’s rooftop extravaganza will be the catalyst for some change.

    2. Referring to human beings as “trash” is beyond the first step towards dehumanization and is well on the road towards violence and atrocities.

      Not surprising from someone who advocates economic cleansing, evictions for profit, and is sympathetic with the Clean Up the Plaza campaign that not so subtly implies that the poor people that hang out at the BART Plaza are “trash.”

    3. If one person is the problem then why call everyone in the building trash? People are not trash and asking for an Ellis Act during a time when this the number one issue in SF and in the Mission is in poor taste. You should be ashamed of your self!

      1. I think Pamela is guilty of some unfortunate hyperbole in inciting generic and punitive Ellis evictions. (Although note that retaliation is not an affirmative defense to an Ellis).

        That said, a major traumatic event like this can be the tipping point for a landlord who perhaps was already struggling with cashflow because the rents are so low. And it is entirely possible that such an event could just be the last straw that pushes a once idealistic landlord into invoking the ultimate sanction.

        When better ROI’s are available from the stock market without all the stress and hassle, you have to ask why any SF landlord would wish to stay in the business.

        The question being – how would you know when rent control has gone too far? The number of Ellis evictions is probably a decent indicator of the pendulum swinging too far.

  3. Resident of 3065 25th Street is having yet another drug fueled melt down – up on his roof….neighbors have experienced his drug rants for a few years now – has been 5150’d quite a few times only to reappear and follow the same pattern.

    Michael J. Carson

    Has long arrest record – north of 47 arrests, lots for breaking in homes, has served time, is wanted for jumping parole in Oregon, terrorizes immediate neighbors – has ‘roommate’ who enables it all, Ronald Rodriguez…maybe this incident will be enough to put him away for good…..would be a big relief – def someone who is a frequent flier at SF General and he is well-known to law enforcement….fingers crossed.

    1. This is San Francisco, you can’t just take away the rights of someone like that. You have to tolerate their antisocial behavior and let them ruin the lives of everyone else instead. That’s what makes this city so great.