Vandal ‘under the influence’ smashes San Francisco City Hall windows 

An inebriated vandal smashed nine windows at City Hall early Tuesday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

About 4:30 a.m., deputies saw on security cameras that a man was on the Carlton B. Goodlett Place side of City Hall, smashing the door windows with his fist and the blunt end of a knife handle, sheriff’s spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said.

James Weaver, 34, was arrested and was booked into County Jail on suspicion of nine counts of felony vandalism.

Hirst said deputies observed that Weaver was “very much under the influence of drugs or alcohol” at the time, although she said authorities had yet to formally determine what may have been in the San Francisco man’s system.

People entering City Hall on Tuesday were asked to use the building’s three other entrances on Van Ness Avenue and McAllister and Grove streets.

Hirst said the Carlton B. Goodlett Place entrance was expected to reopen Tuesday.

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