Campus crime update: thieves, pranksters and a kid with a knife

Here’s an update on campus crimes that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11.

Triple Whammy

A person was found near Mary Park Hall last Friday drunk, underaged, and wielding a knife. Talk about a triple whammy. In order to prevent the nightmare that the combination of those items could become, campus police arrested the individual and sent them to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Remember kids, alcohol and weapons don’t mix.

Pew! Pew! Pew!

While laser pointers are often used in educational or business settings to point at items on a PowerPoint (or at home to entertain house cats), some people prefer to use the tool to blind passers-by and police officers. Some SF State students near The Towers decided to practice their aiming skills last Friday, hoping the police would chase the dot like Francis the cat (Xpress likes to think Francis is a great cat name). Here’s a pro tip: the police don’t like it when random lasers, mimicking laser sights on weapons, are pointed at them or others. The subjects were found, cited, and released.

There’s a thief in our midst

While Xpress has written about bicycle theft this semester, it seems like either no one read the article, or that thieves are sharpening their theft skills. At any rate, a student contacted campus police to let them know their bike was stolen last Friday. The theft happened between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition created a form in which bike owners can describe their bike in advance and use the information if it’s ever stolen. Check the form out here.