Cops: Gun Pulled in Roommates' Argument Over Heater

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This could get ugly...
Earlier this week, a couple of climate scientists told SF Weekly that, yes, this is cold weather -- for Northern California. People in Rochester wouldn't even be wearing a coat right now.

Well, don't tell that to residents of Bernal Heights. Police on Wednesday were alerted to reports of a person wandering the neighborhood with a firearm. It turns out the gun-toting gentleman had just exited with haste from his own residence -- where an argument with a roommate allegedly escalated to the point the gun was brandished and an aggravated assault occurred.

The roommates' bone of contention? Whether the heater should be turned up or turned off. 

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As SF Weekly has documented in the past -- it doesn't always take a matter of earth-shattering importance for folks to whip out guns here in San Francisco.

In this case, the victim provided a description of the suspect -- "cold" may have been one of the adjectives used. Police quickly spotted him in his car; a search warrant was obtained and the suspect was arrested for aggravated assault with a gun.

No news on how well-heated the police station was.


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