dudley3.jpgSFPD Captain James I. Dudley’s Central District Newsletter is usually one of the best things in our inbox, and today’s missive is no exception. Here, he shares his experiences at last weekend’s North Beach Festival (you might want to ask young children to leave the room):

I asked one young woman to hand me the bottle of wine that she was drinking from. She denied having any such bottle that she still held in one hand (boldface added), while talking on a cell phone with the other hand. I persisted and attempted to seize the bottle which she then plunged into her purse. The young lady attempted to run into the crowd and began screaming when I took her by the arm. After the exchange, I took the uncooperative woman into custody and attempted to walk her across the street to the rear entry of Central Station. At that point, the exchange grew even more surreal when we were soon surrounded by 20 or so naked individuals on bicycles in the street at Green and Columbus.

There’s no quip that can top a story about a wine-filled purse toting perp being walked through a bunch of nude cyclists. We’re not even going to try.

Image of Captain Dudley from sfgov.org.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Matt Baume

    This police account sounds like a Dali painting. Were there any melting clocks?

  • Matt Baume

    This police account sounds like a Dali painting. Were there any melting clocks?

  • Tim Ehhalt

    Melting clocks? That’s silly. But I do recall there being some spindly legged elephants roaming around.

  • Tim Ehhalt

    Melting clocks? That’s silly. But I do recall there being some spindly legged elephants roaming around.