Cue the Montage and Banjo Music! S.F.'s Dog-Cat-Rat Man Is On the Road Again.
Never short on showmanship, Pike is traveling to Sturgis, S.D., on a motorized bicycle pulling a trailer packed with his furry friends. "I just got them out of the trailer and there's already a big crowd," he told us. (To see our video of the mammalian stack in action, click here.) Add the name Booger to the pantheon of American travelers that includes Huck Finn and Dean Moriarty: Pike and the gang are On the Road again.
For us sedentary types, meanwhile, there's some good news. Like Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Pike told us this morning that he shall return. He said there's a film being shot this fall in San Francisco for which he has signed on as an animal trainer. In three months, he said, he'll return to our city.
"I'm going to be back," he said.
Good news for most of us. But the San Francisco Police Department shouldn't get its hopes up for bringing this prince among outlaws into line. As for his $236 public-obstruction fine, Pike said, "I'm still not paying that."
Note: Stay tuned to The Snitch for updates on Pike's cross-country adventures. He has promised to send us photos and offer periodic updates on the journey.