Cops Respond to Phantom “Bar Riot” in Mission District

Not today

The oh-so-rad Misson's got everything, even pop-up bar “riots” that disappear as quickly as they're reported.

Police responded to the corner of 16th and Albion streets — hello, Kilowatt — at 2 a.m. Sunday morning after callers reported a massive bar fight, Bay City News reported yesterday. The wire service even used the word “riot,” perhaps mistaking the situation for what will happen when Mission Street Food runs out of confit.

Two callers to 911 reported a giant fracas, with one caller reporting “80 people,” and another reporting “200,” according to SFPD Officer Albie Esparza, a department spokesman. The calls came in at 1:59 a.m., a few minutes past closing time (if you're on bar-time and not real-time). By the time police arrived five minutes later at 2:04 a.m., there was nothing, Esparza told The Snitch on Monday morning.

If only high-waisted pants would fall from favor so quickly.

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