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Thursday, August 5, 2010

IRS Agent Audits Mugger -- With Bullets

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM

click to enlarge A mugger's got to know his limitations...
  • A mugger's got to know his limitations...
An alleged mugger learned the hard way that you don't mess with the IRS.

At around midnight, an on-duty agent with the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division was walking through the 100 block of Marlin Court. The agent was accosted by a pair of would-be muggers, police say. But you don't take money from the IRS. You give it to them. The agent pulled out a pistol and shot at both men, hitting one.

One of the alleged assailants was struck in the torso and booked into General Hospital with "non life-threatening" wounds. The other is purportedly at large.

The agent is currently on paid leave; this morning's shooting will be investigated both criminally and administratively by the IRS, SFPD, and District Attorney's office. That's right -- the agent will be audited.

Update, 11:30 a.m.: Per the San Francisco Police Department crime bulletin, the IRS agent is a 36-year-old Asian woman.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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