'Crack' pot and graffiti vigilante on streets of San Francisco 

A drug bust turns up crack cocaine hidden in a crock pot.  A woman chases down a kid spray painting her home in her car. And a stubborn double parker gets his passenger sent back to the colds of Minnesota on a felony warrant – just a few unusual items from this past week, courtesy of San Francisco police.

Bayview police reported an incident from Wednesday, when plainclothes officers investigating a “mid-level” drug dealer living in the Sunnydale projects stopped the suspect walking to a car with his girlfriend.

A parole search led the officers to the couple’s home, where they discovered “numerous cocaine rocks in a plastic bag inside a cup on the kitchen counter, [and] a black plastic bag inside of a crock pot that contained two separate plastic bags, each filled with crack cocaine rocks,” police said.

Another bag in the crock pot contained methamphetamine, and several digital scales were also found, police said.

The suspect and girlfriend were booked on drug charges and for violating parole, according to police.

On Thursday afternoon, a woman’s keen sense of smell led her to find graffiti vandals tagging the outside of her home, police said.

The woman smelled spray paint from inside the home, stepped outside and found the tagger spray painting the side of the house, according to police. The suspect and several other juveniles ran off, and the woman gave chase in her car, catching up with one of them a few blocks away, police said.

Ingleside Station officers responded to the unit block of Rudden Avenue in Mission Terrace at about 4:50 p.m., where the woman and two Good Samaritans were holding the juvenile down on the ground, according to police.

The tightlipped tagger would only say he had been with friends, but wouldn’t give up their names, police said. His parents were called.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Bayview Station officers drove up to a double-parked car blocking traffic at Third Street and Newcomb Avenue.

The obstinate driver failed to respond “several blasts of the horn” and when contacted, “felt that he was entitled to double park in front of his residence,” police said.

“This line of thinking was bad luck for his passenger,” who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest out of Minnesota,” police went on to explain.

The passenger was arrested and would be sent back to Minnesota, “where it is very cold,” police emphasized.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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