A Smashing Romance of Vandalism, Trespassing, & Malicious Mischief

A Smashing Romance of Vandalism, Trespassing, & Malicious Mischief

SAN FRANCISCO – On the morning of Monday March 16th, residents and dog walkers in the Bernal Heights area called police due to a raucous cacophony coming from the gated path leading to the radio tower atop Bernal Hill.

According to information released by the department, Ingleside station officers Wong and Chang responded to the scene and found a battered Honda with two occupants parked near the radio tower.  Officers learned that the couple drove three times into the gate, the first two not succeeding in smashing it open, before continuing up the dirt road.

According to the police statement, the occupants were lovers on their way to engage in some physical act that might convey their feelings, but it was not made clear how that conclusion was drawn. Both of the suspects were taken into custody. The driver, 31-year-old Mark Johns, of Champaign, Illinois was not in possession of a valid California license or insurance.  He was booked for trespassing, vandalism, malicious mischief and other charges. His companion was not charged.

Note – photos from the suspect’s Facebook page originally included with this story have been removed per his request.

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Fernando Pujals

Fernando Pujals is a south Florida native who has been collecting and writing stories in San Francisco, CA since running out of money on a road trip there in 2005. He holds an MFA in creative writing from SFSU where he worked as fiction editor for Fourteen Hills. To see more of his work visit www.8title.com.