A second person is being charged in connection with the hash-manufacturing explosion inside an Ingleside home last week that severely injured a 12-year-old boy. The new suspect: Thomas Weed.
Authorities say Weed, 26, is the boyfriend of 32-year-old Angelic Cisneros, the medical marijuana advocate who is facing charges after a butane tank exploded at 1228 Capitol Ave. on Feb. 7. The blast caused a small fire, and Cisneros and the 12-year-old were hospitalized.
The child, whose relationship to Cisneros and Weed has not been revealed, was severely injured in the explosion and required skin grafts on his face and body, police said Wednesday. The fire was put out before firefighters arrived, but they called cops after determining the exploded butane tank was being used to make hash oil.
Weed has allegedly avoided authorities since the blast. A witness reportedly saw Weed with minor burns shortly after the explosion. A joint investigation between San Francisco police and the U.S. Marshals Office led to Weed's arrest.
He was taken into custody without incident and booked on charges that include recklessly causing a fire, child endangerment, possession of marijuana for sale and transporting or selling methamphetamine, police said. Weed will be arraigned Thursday and is in custody on $350,000 bail, prosecutors said.
Cisnerso also remains in custody. She was arrested following her release from the hospital.
Cisneros has made headlines as a marijuana advocate. In July 2010, the medical cannabis patient attempted to organize the so-called San Francisco Cannabis Farmers Market at a bar near AT&T Park. The bar owner later nixed the idea, claiming Cisneros lied and said she was planning a birthday party at the venue.