The San Francisco Police Department Bomb Squad recovered a potential explosive device in a residence at 25th and Capp Street on Monday morning — what appears to be a grenade-like device found by the family going through a deceased relative’s home. There were no reported injuries. A neighborhood source spoke to a woman outside the house, who said her father had passed away, and she found a grenade while cleaning the house. The daughter thought it was a toy and threw it away, but then thought again and decided to call 911.
“Someone found a device while cleaning someone’s closet,” confirms SFPD spokesman Albie Esparza. “That’s very common. Relatives will often find these types of artifacts in the homes of the older generation people, especially if they served in any wars and are collectors. We collect it and render it safe.”
So that lead, rrr, bombed, but this weekend had no shortage of dramatic robberies and even a car flipping over in broad daylight in Glen Park on Sunday.
First for the robberies. At 2:30 in the wee hours of Saturday morning, a black 20-something knife-wielding female mugged a 21-year-old Hispanic female of her phone near 16th and Mission streets, according to SFPD reports. At about 12:30 Saturday night, a full-out episode of gun-wielding thuggery went down on Precita near Mission Street, when two suspects came up behind a 43-year-old man, popped a handgun up to his head and ordered him to the ground. They grabbed his cash-stuffed wallet and cell phone and fled to Cesar Chavez Street. The streak of violence continued a little before 6:00 on Sunday evening near the Castro Muni station, when a 20-something Hispanic male approached a 15-year-old black teen and kicked and punched him, leaving a contusion on the side of his head. Way to pick off the tiny tots with their eyes all a’glow, dude.
On Sunday afternoon, the normally sleepy Glen Park saw some uncharacteristic action, when the driver of a speeding vehicle lost control and flipped the car onto its hood on San Jose Avenue near the on-ramp to 280. One person was carted away with a life-threatening head trauma. The police don’t think alcohol or a chase was involved — just a Sunday joyride gone oh-so-tragically wrong?