September 30, 2022
September 28, 2022
The first disturbing text arrived at 5:32 p.m. on Tuesday from the San Francisco fire chief. She told supervisor Rafael Mandelman that a man had climbed the famous Castro Theater, allegedly damaging the beloved neon sign, throwing heavy objects from the roof and undressing.
Mandelman received an even more shocking text from the police early in the afternoon. Another man had been arrested the day before for carrying a loaded gun to the campus of New Traditions, an elementary school near Panhandle, where he allegedly tried to enter through the side entrance of the school on several occasions and accosted children and parents.