A witness reported a male suspect breaking into vehicles in the parking lot. Responding officers detained a suspect (Andrew FRIEDMAN, 27, Oakland), who was positively identified by the witness. Friedman was ultimately arrested for auto burglary and possession of stolen property. Five victim vehicles were located in the parking lot. Friedman was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
His name is a bad omen for him; "'Fried' man!!"
His name is a bad omen for him; "'Fried' man!!" He should have changed it to "Lucky" or something similar prior to doing his deeds.
As a deterrent, I have emptied and left open my glove box and center console whenever I'm parked in the street. Hopefully, the next thief will see an empty car and move on or he/she might break my window just for spite and in anger. I expect to see my trunk pried open with a crowbar one of these days. FYI...my total for car break-ins is SEVEN in SF and FIVE in Oakland.
Bart does not often catch window smashers unless there is a witness who notifies them in time.
I hope Mr. FRIEDman doesn't see the light of day for a very very very long time.
Even if nothing is seen inside your car ....... they will STILL smash your windows to check if there is anything under the seats! San Francisco ALONE has over 100 car break-ins via window smashing PER DAY ...... and this happens in broad daylight. They don't bother waiting until nightfall. A big THANKS to those morons who voted for Prop 47! Thanks for nothing!
Friedman is "fried." His bail is reportedly $237,500.00, what a down payment would be for a house in the SF Bay Area. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. He's gonna get 3 hots and a cot; 24 hour security, free medical care and some structure till he gets out.
You know that they will smash your car window no matter if there is anything visible inside the car or not. So, why not make their day by putting a few packages on the front and back seats! Make sure those packages contain some really putrid and rotten stuff they will take a whiff of after they remove the thick plastic bags you put it in. After you put the stuff in the boxes, tape them up really tightly.
Wish he would have gotten help for his impulse control disorder; he has a mother and grandfather who he was taking care of as in they are unable to take care of themselves so let's hope he doesn't get that long but does get the help he needs and becomes the healthy adult he needs to be .