San Francisco FFs stop alleged firehouse burglar

The firefighters were asleep around 3:15 a.m. when the man reportedly entered the station


By Laura French

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police say firefighters at the city's Station No. 6 stopped an alleged firehouse burglar in his tracks early Monday morning. 

The firefighters were sleeping at the station at around 3:15 a.m. when the 38-year-old suspect reportedly snuck in, according to the San Francisco Examiner

A group of San Francisco firefighters stopped an alleged burglar in his tracks early Monday morning, police said. (Photo/Tony Webster, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
A group of San Francisco firefighters stopped an alleged burglar in his tracks early Monday morning, police said. (Photo/Tony Webster, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

The firefighters were awakened and managed to detain the suspect, who was later arrested by police. 

Police said the incident was one of three reported burglaries in the city over a short time period, but that overall crime is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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