Photo by Wyatt McGuire

A moment of levity has sprung out of San Francisco’s car break-in epidemic: one of our resident smash-and-grabbers, it seems, has a crush.

“I walked past your car every day and I never break your window,” wrote the self-described “window breaker.” “You’re the shining star in my commute every morning. One day we’ll cross paths and I’ll get the courage to ask you on a date in your sexy car.”

The note was left on the windshield of a car parked on 18th Street between Guerrero and Dolores. A photo of the note was posted on Reddit a couple days ago.

Last year, some 30,000 cars were broken into in San Francisco. In the Mission, car break-ins skyrocketed 86 percent from 2016 to 2017.

Yet it appears one car has been spared — not because of the recently established property crime units or the SFPD’s Park Smart program — but in the name of love.

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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