KRON4 reporter Stanley Roberts’ People Behaving Badly segments are described on the the segment’s Facebook as “Stanley patrols the streets of the Bay Area looking for people who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy.”

And then he shows them on the TV! These segments have provided more than one watercooler moment for us here at the Appeal. (Ha ha we do not have a watercooler! But we do have a sink! Our office is like an SRO, except less cozy.) And now, with KRON4’s blessing and help, we’re gonna embed some of them on our site for you to enjoy, too.

Today, Stanley takes on the case of the Ocean Beach firepits, which are apparently being used to burn household items — and by “household items,” we don’t mean hippie drums or Mickey’s Big Mouths, we mean, like furniture. We know there a lot of littering going down at the beach, but this was news to us — how about you? Have you witnessed any IKEA immolations in the Beach Chalet area?

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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

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