Fugitive without GPS ends up at Hall of Justice 

click to enlarge Usually a long row of police cars are parked outside San Francisco's Hall of Justice, where a fugitive unwittingly ran to while fleeing officers. He ran into a "hornet's nest," police said. - MIKE KOOZMIN/SF EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner
  • Usually a long row of police cars are parked outside San Francisco's Hall of Justice, where a fugitive unwittingly ran to while fleeing officers. He ran into a "hornet's nest," police said.

A fugitive attempting to run from police in the South of Market district earlier this month unwittingly ended up at the Hall of Justice, a "hornet's nest" of cops, police said.

The incident occurred June 8 about 9:20 p.m. when officers approached a man who was scavenging through items on the sidewalk, about two blocks from the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St.

The officers said the man fit the description of a suspect who was seen casing parked cars, police said. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Alameda County.

The suspect bolted from police, but "instead of running away, he ran towards the hornet's nest so to speak," Southern Station Police Capt. Michael Redmond reported.

The suspect was "easily apprehended less than 200 feet from the jail booking entrance," Redmond said.

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