SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was arrested for using a baseball bat to threaten a parking control officer that put a parking boot on his car in San Francisco’s Inner Parkside neighborhood on Wednesday, police said.

The female parking control officer called for assistance around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of 15th Avenue, where she had been placing a boot on a car wheel when the owner approached and threatened her with a baseball bat, according to police.

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The man, whose name was not immediately available, denied threatening her, saying he was just getting the bat and other baseball equipment out of the car.

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However, a witness heard the threats and the man was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon on a parking control officer, police said.

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