Posts Tagged ‘lost’

Achtung Baby! SFPD Sting Op Comes Down Hard on an iPhone Thief – A Nice Video Featuring Retractable Baton

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

IDK, I think this dude’s court-appointed mouthpiece would be happier if dude hadn’t turned off Find My iPhone before negotiating the $180 finder’s fee.

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A friend of mine dropped her phone. This guy found it, and demanded $180 to get it back after disabling ‘Find My iPhone’. The police agreed to set up the sting. The guy you see from the back in the hat is the undercover cop. He goes to pay the guy and the three others move in. Especially notice the one flick out his baton. At this point, I am asked to stop filming, but allowed to continue after informing the officer of my rights. He only asked I moved a little down the block, which I complied with.

Heh: Asian Art Museum “Loses” Terracotta Warrior – “2,112 Years Old, About 5’ 5” Tall, Mud-Colored, and Doesn’t Speak English”

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Heh:

“The Asian Art Museum needs your help. One of our terracotta warriors is lost, and we have to find him before China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy opens on February 22. What we know is this: a small group of terracotta warriors journeyed from their home in China to the museum—but somewhere along the way, this one took a wrong turn and is now missing. He’s 2,112 years old, about 5’ 5” tall, mud-colored, and doesn’t speak English.”

“If you spot him, please post a photo on Twitter, Instagram, or our Facebook wall and tag it with #LOSTWARRIOR so we can track his whereabouts on this map. Even if you don’t have photos, share and tag your tips and leads with #LOSTWARRIOR. Every little bit counts.
REWARD: Those who help may be eligible to win passes to the exhibition. Please spread the word, and thanks! Here’s our director Jay Xu with a personal call to action.

Heh.

Bride, Groom Seem Unable to Find San Francisco City Hall, Even Though it Looms Overhead

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Photo taken from, you guessed it, City Hall, the Highest Classical dome in the Western Hemisphere, I’m srlsy.

This B & G couple had just walked across the street away from the aforementioned City Hall:

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But I’m sure it all worked out.

Congratulations!

 

Lost Child at the Foot of Market Street

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Maybe:

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I can recall getting all lost in the supermarket or department store, but flying solo on the mean Streets of San Francisco at this young age, well, that’s that’s adventurous…

Japantown Taser-Gun Cell Phone Mugging Foiled by GPS – Suspect Caught in Twitterloin at 7th and Market

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The SFPD has just fleshed out this story of a trip to Japantown gone wrong.

Turns out the guy trying to fence(?) the booty is less than 18 years old.

Anyway, all the deets:

“SFPD Arrest Suspect by way of Smartphone GPS Technology
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Posted Date: 9/30/2011

San Francisco Police Officers at Northern Station arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery by way of GPS technology.

The suspect who cannot be identified due to the fact he is a juvenile, was taken into custody on September 29, 2011 and charged for possession of stolen property.

In this incident, the victim was walking home from work on the 1600 block of Post St. at 11:00 p.m. when she was suddenly shocked in the neck by a stun gun. The suspect then stole her belongings, which included a Smartphone. Shortly after, a group of good Samaritans came to the victim’s aid and she was able to call the police.

Responding officers arrived on scene and asked the victim if she subscribed to a GPS tracking device on her Smartphone. The victim stated, “Yes”.

A tracking device is a service that allows subscribers to track their Smartphone when their device is either stolen or lost. Using GPS technology, the officers were able to track the Victim’s stolen Smartphone to the area of 7th St and Market.

Officers responded to the area and were able to track down the Smartphone through its tracking device software.

The officers were able to detain the suspect who had the Smartphone in his possession. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property.”

Well, I guess this is a happy ending…

The intersection of 7th and Market Street in San Francisco is the world capitol of black market iPhone sales:

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Hurray!

Harsh: SFBay Craigslist Gigs Ad Says, “Apple Employees Needed to Search Home (Bernal Heights)”

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Via a source I fear to mention, well, now this just isn’t right:

SF bay area craigslist > san francisco > gigs > event gigs
Apple emps needed to search home (bernal heights)

Date: 2011-09-04, 7:23PM PDT
Reply to: gigs-rbdxe-2582393831@craigslist.org 

Apple emps needed to search home and car looking for electronic devices. Devices may have faulty antenna please bring own GPS.
Previous law enforcement exp a plus.

Compensation: 300
PostingID: 2582393831″

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Impressive: Photographer Recovers $9000 Worth of Stolen Nikon Through EXIF-Data Search on Flickr

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Well, I guess I’m late to this one, but anyway, in case you didn’t see it:

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Plus five points for GadgetTrak House.

Umi Restaurant of Potrero Hill Has Your Pentax DSLR, You Know, the One You Left Outside Last Night.

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The news from Potrero Hill’s highly Yelp rated Umi Restaurant:

“@umi: did you leave a pentax camera on one of the benches outside 18th street in potrero? tell us the model & lens, we’re holding it…”


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The Bay Citizen’s Reyhan Harmanci has a Nice Piece about those Lost Ansel Adams Negatives

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The Bay Citizen‘s Culture Editor/Writer Reyhan Harmanci just put out a nice piece called Adams Appraiser Has a Tarnished Past over the weekend. Of course, San Francisco’s very own Ansel Adams, born at 114 Maple in the Western Addition, has been in the news lately, so Reyhan, along with Eve Abrams in New Orleans and Jackson Musker in Los Angeles, looked into things.

The result of their research is making waves. Check out art dealer David W. Streets‘ website now, where he goes on the attack against the New York Times (which republishes some parts of The Bay Citizen.)

But don’t go and say, gee, maybe all the stuff produced by those who stand to profit might not add up to “undisputed evidence,” maybe those plates aren’t $200 million worth of Ansel Adams negatives. Why? ‘Cause you’ll get this kind of reply

Anyway, here’s the gritty nitty, below, from Mr. Streets hisself. (I made it seven words before detecting a falsehood.) 

Anyway, good job Reyhan!

“Regarding the photos:

While I have never hid my past and have always operated in the public eye, it hurts me that the New York Times finds it necessary to dredge up an isolated episode in my life that does not reflect who I am and what I have become.  

For some unknown reason, the New York Times intends to publish an article about a chapter in my life nearly 20 years ago when I was suffering from untreated manic depression. My mother, who suffered from the same disorder, committed suicide when I was 15 and my father died the following year. Without a strong family support system, I experienced a terrible chapter in my life that led to criminal charges which were ultimately dismissed and expunged.  I took complete responsibility and learned from that experience.    

Throughout my career I have had the privilege and honor of giving back to the communities that have supported me personally and professionally. I was appointed to the Mayor’s Advisory Counsel for the Arts in New Orleans and in 2004, the City of New Orleans proclaimed a David W. Streets Day. Since relocating after Hurricane Katrina, I have been an active member of the business community including serving on the President’s Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Board of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and the Beverly Hills Economic Development Commission and the Beverly Hills Cultural Arts Commission (for which I wrote the Beverly Hills Cultural Plan). I have been an active fundraiser for the Israel Cancer Research Fund, a supporter of the Zimmer Children’s Museum (part of the Jewish Federation), a fundraiser for the residents of The Motion Picture Home and was the organizer of  “A View From The Streets” art show at All Saint Episcopal Church. My charitable and community activities were part of my effort to make amends for this chapter of my life and have helped me to live a meaningful life.

It was painful enough for my closest friends and clients when the Managing Trustee of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust compared me and those involved in the dispute to Adolf Hitler. I am deeply saddened that so much effort and resources continue to be expended on these same personal attacks against me, rather than focusing on whether a missing link in the portfolio of a great American artist has been uncovered.

What To Do When You Find a Wallet on the Streets of San Francisco

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Well, the onus is on you to return it, of course. Here’s the etiquette:

If you are offered a reward, which is typically something like 10% of the folding money that’s left inside, turn it down at least two times. After that, it’s your call whether to accept it or not. How’s that for etiquette?

But usually, the reward you’ll get is simply the adventure you have with the return, as here, where Whitney’s gold wallet, filled with credit cards and tens of thousands of Chilean pesos (guessing on that part), somehow ended up on Sutter Street getting pummeled by the massive tires of  a #3 Jackson bus last night.

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Next thing you know, you’re experiencing Redevelopment from the inside in a relatively new building that’s just an adventure in itself. Something like (but not actually) the horrible and horribly expensive Fillmore Center Apartments. Yish. Drop off the wallet with the roomie and her yapping chihuahua Taco Bell Dog (speaking of which, R.I.P. Gidget) and bingo bango, you’re done.

The Western Addition doesn’t have pizza delivery (note rectangular no-fly zone), but complimentary late-night wallet delivery, well that’s another story:

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So yeah, you could take the easy way out and drop it by an SFPD station, but even getting an officer’s attention at one of these places can take a while, in my experience. Plus, you might miss out on encountering an Enormous Government-Related-Failure from up close, you know on Fillmore Street.

(Wonder how Yoshi’s San Francisco is doing these days. Are they still focused on jazz? Will the Redevelopment Agency give them ever more millions until the cows come home? Does the Redevelopment Agency know what it’s doing? Has the Redevelopment Agency ever known what it was doing? Such are the thoughts you might have when encountering the aftermath of the Redevelopment Agency up close at night.)

Oh well.

They said she jumped from floor twenty one
It’s empty now but it blocks out the sun
Used to be the shape of things to come