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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.

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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  • Jamison Wieser

    So I’m all for rewarding SF Appeal reader loyalty, but this being a sting and all, why exactly would they publish the map ahead of time?

  • Jamison Wieser

    So I’m all for rewarding SF Appeal reader loyalty, but this being a sting and all, why exactly would they publish the map ahead of time?

  • Eve Batey

    This is just a map showing where Ingleside is in context — I think many folks are unclear exactly where Ingleside is. And we found it independently, it wasn’t published by SFPD.

  • Eve Batey

    This is just a map showing where Ingleside is in context — I think many folks are unclear exactly where Ingleside is. And we found it independently, it wasn’t published by SFPD.

  • Akit

    Easy way to notice a sting: Motorcycle cops. If you see one parked at a street corner or waiting next to a curb, that’s a sting right there. The city would not put their cars to pull people over.

  • Akit

    Easy way to notice a sting: Motorcycle cops. If you see one parked at a street corner or waiting next to a curb, that’s a sting right there. The city would not put their cars to pull people over.