SFPD Recover Stolen Bike, Burglary Tools in Traffic Stop of Bicyclist

San Francisco police recovered a stolen bicycle and seized burglary tools and a stun gun Monday from a man who they stopped for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk through United Nations Plaza, police said today.

San Francisco resident Nicholus Summers, 36, was detained after an officer spotted him riding a bicycle from Hyde Street toward Market and Seventh streets at what police described as an unsafe speed, police said.

The officer saw him approach three other men and have a brief conversation with each of them before he continued west on the sidewalk toward McAllister Street, according to police.

The officer called out to Summers to stop but instead he rode north on Hyde Street.

He was detained at Golden Gate Avenue and Hyde Street and officers found that he was carrying a stun gun, pepper spray and items that would be considered burglary tools, including a battery-powered grinding tool with a round cutting blade, cable cutters and a pair of wire cutters, police said.

Summers, who is on felony probation for a prior robbery conviction, was cited for possession of burglary tools, being a convicted felon in possession of a stun gun and a traffic infraction, and was released.

Police later determined that the bicycle, a Trek mountain bike, had been stolen from Howard and Third streets some time between Saturday and Monday.

Investigators are now seeking Summers on suspicion of possession of stolen property.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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  • RBR

    Released! What a GREAT idea!!!!

  • Ziggy Tomcich

    When they released this convicted felon, did they let him ride away on his stolen bike?