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A San Francisco man who allegedly stole an unattended diaper bag from the Hall of Justice last week has been identified and arrested, police said.

At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the bag was advertently left by a woman after she went through security at the building at 850 Bryant St., police said.

The woman was the foster mother of an infant who made headlines back in December when two patrol officers performed CPR to revive him and drove him to the hospital themselves, saving his life.

The boy’s biological mother, Nneka Nash, had just given birth to the boy and abandoned him, but was found a short time later and arrested for child cruelty.

The foster mother and the baby, called Baby Nash, were at the Hall of Justice for an appointment, police said.

Investigators reviewed video surveillance and booking photos and were able to identify 59-year-old Daniel Ripper as the suspected diaper bag thief, police said.

Officers arrested Ripper at a residential hotel in the 1000 block of Mission Street on Friday morning.

Ripper was arrested for theft, possession of stolen property and probation violation.

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  • Jennifer

    Okay, this woman was not robbed at knife point and ordered to hand over a god damn diaper bag (if for no other reason here, at least ask yourself why would a person “rob” another of her very apparent diaper bag [I.e., it could not be mistaken for a large purse, it wasn’t one of those designer Coach diaper bags. It was a vinyl, leopard print monstrosity that could be nothing BUT a diaper bag]?) . This bag was forgotten by a mom with too many things on her mind who simply absentmindedly walked away without it. The man you’re labeling as a thief found it, asked for lost and found, and after finding the department closed for the day and the staff at 850 generally very unhelpful and unwilling to assist if it meant putting forth any semblance of actual effort so close to the end of the workday, only then took the bag off the premises. When the bag was retrieved DAYS later, CREDIT CARDS, PHONE, WALLET, AND ALL CASH ALL STILL THERE (!!!), he was arrested and charged with a felony for a fucking misunderstanding. Wouldn’t you think if he had intentionally stolen the bag, a few things would have happened: he would’ve spent the cash, sold the phone and credit cards, and most importantly, ditched tthe bag? Something to think about.

  • Jennifer

    Okay, this woman was not robbed at knife point and ordered to hand over a god damn diaper bag (if for no other reason here, at least ask yourself why would a person “rob” another of her very apparent diaper bag [I.e., it could not be mistaken for a large purse, it wasn’t one of those designer Coach diaper bags. It was a vinyl, leopard print monstrosity that could be nothing BUT a diaper bag]?) . This bag was forgotten by a mom with too many things on her mind who simply absentmindedly walked away without it. The man you’re labeling as a thief found it, asked for lost and found, and after finding the department closed for the day and the staff at 850 generally very unhelpful and unwilling to assist if it meant putting forth any semblance of actual effort so close to the end of the workday, only then took the bag off the premises. When the bag was retrieved DAYS later, CREDIT CARDS, PHONE, WALLET, AND ALL CASH ALL STILL THERE (!!!), he was arrested and charged with a felony for a fucking misunderstanding. Wouldn’t you think if he had intentionally stolen the bag, a few things would have happened: he would’ve spent the cash, sold the phone and credit cards, and most importantly, ditched tthe bag? Something to think about.