We’re told that the SFPD will be doing a pedestrian sting in the Ingleside area, on one or all of the following streets: Cortland, Alemany, San Juan, London, and Geneva.

How does this work? Typically, you’ll see a pedestrian waiting to cross at an intersection. This person is a plant, the secret shopper of pedestrians. If you don’t stop and let him or her cross, you’ll get pulled over and ticketed. We’ve driven down streets where this type of sting was going in in the past and, trust us, they’re pretty aggressive. So, if you see someone waiting to cross in Ingleside today, do yourself a favor and let them cross.

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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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