Homeless Woman Arrested In San Francisco Police Car Vandalism

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A woman is arrested after police said she vandalized a number of police cars outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice on Bryant St., September 28, 2011. (CBS)

A woman is arrested after police said she vandalized a number of police cars outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice on Bryant St., September 28, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A homeless woman was arrested in San Francisco early Wednesday after police said she vandalized police cars one block away from the department headquarters on Bryant St.

Shortly before 4 a.m. a homeless man at 450 Bryant spotted a homeless woman wielding a knife and smashing car windows in the police parking lot and gas station near the Hall of Justice, according to police.

“He said he was on his way to the homeless shelter to get a shower, and she burst out of the bushes there, where we found her, with a knife in her hand,” said Sergeant Malcolm Anderson. “He said that she threatened him with the knife and he fled, and as he was fleeing he saw her smashing in the windows.”

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Three windshields on three marked police cars were smashed, at a cost of $400 each.

The 42-year-old woman, who was taken into custody without incident, was charged with felony vandalism.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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