A woman leans out the window of a moving car while holding an AK-47 in a photo taken in San Francisco amid an uptick in shootings and assaults this year.
“During an illegal exhibition of speed event at Barneveld & McKinnon, a passenger leaned out of a Cadi holding an AK47; see photo. SFPD Traffic Company personnel worked up a case, and seized this particular vehicle today,” the San Francisco Police Department wrote on Twitter, accompanied by photos.
On 7/11/2021, During an illegal exhibition of speed event at Barneveld & McKinnon, a passenger leaned out of a Cadi holding an AK47; see photo. SFPD Traffic Company personnel worked up a case, and seized this particular vehicle today. @SFPD @sfmta_muni @SFPDPerea pic.twitter.com/4disQpzziY— SFPDTrafficSafety (@SFTrafficSafety) August 5, 2021
The image of the woman brandishing the assault rifle elicited a barrage of responses on Twitter, New York Post reported.
“And I thought CA had a ban on high cap magazines like that 30 rounder,” @The_AZ_Warrior wrote.
“It is a pretty badass picture though,” @NickNando89 fired off.
But @Probius6 noted: “Except for the lack of trigger discipline,” referring to the woman’s apparent failure to follow the basic weapons safety guideline of keeping her finger away from the trigger guard.
Authorities found the Cadillac on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and had it taken away.
“The incident is being investigated by the SFPD Stunt Driving Response Unit and the SFPD Traffic Company,” the San Francisco Police Department told Fox News.
Police in the city reported an increase in gunshots and assaults in the first six months of the year, with 119 shootings, both deadly and non-fatal, compared to 58 in the same period last year.
“We’re almost double where we were in the last two years, and that is a huge concern,” Police Chief Bill Scott told reporters during a mid-year report last month.
Despite viral recordings showing people blatantly thieving from stores in the city, Scott stated at the time that robberies were down in the city.
Last month, ten people were caught on camera stealing luxury handbags from a Nieman Marcus in Union Square and fleeing in automobiles waiting for them outside.
According to the Council on Criminal Justice’s (CCJ) pandemic crime report, murders climbed by 16% in major cities across the country.