An act of chivalry landed a San Francisco man in jail last week after a baggie of cocaine fell out as he was giving his sweatshirt to a chilly woman in front of police officers.
The officers approached the 26-year-old man as he was sleeping in his car in the parking lot of Serramonte Shopping Center about 3:40 a.m., according to police.
The officers said the car engine had been on and that a strong odor of alcohol emanated from the vehicle.
The man in the driver's seat told the officers "he had been drinking and was sleeping in the parking lot until he felt sober enough to drive home," police said.
The driver then asked if he could give his sweatshirt to his female passenger due to the cold.
"As he removed the sweatshirt, a small plastic baggie fell onto the ground directly in front of the officers," police said.
The driver was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance.