About the police/fire response at California/Admiral

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Lot of questions came in about a police/fire response at California/Admiral a little while ago. We got there as it was breaking up, and here’s what police told us: They were called about a man who was yelling unintelligibly. But he didn’t commit a crime, and wasn’t in need of medical attention, so they all wound up leaving, as did he.

9 Replies to "About the police/fire response at California/Admiral"

  • Big Phil January 30, 2015 (5:14 pm)

    Sometimes I like to yell unintelligibly. Don’t hate.

    • WSB January 30, 2015 (5:19 pm)

      Having heard from a couple of people since I wrote that understated line, we hear it was more like screaming as if he were in pain.

  • Mike January 30, 2015 (7:53 pm)

    Sounds like they might have mental health issues. 3rd and Pike/Pine downtown is a central location for those with mental health issues and drug addiction. Easy for them to hop on the 56 right there and land here in less than 15 minutes. Would not surprise me.

  • dsa January 30, 2015 (8:25 pm)

    Nobody noticed changing the Shell(?), Barnecutt station over to *another* Chevron station? I noticed it happening before noon today. Maybe that’s what he was yelling about.

  • lox January 30, 2015 (9:23 pm)

    I was stopped at that intersection for a few moments while he was at it. Super aggressive posturing and yelling (even though the only word I could understand was “Seahawks”). He may have been wasted or mentally ill. Whatever it was, definitely had me very uncomfortable while stopped with my young son.

  • Alphonse January 30, 2015 (9:27 pm)

    I wonder if it was the same guy who was screaming and yelling at people in that same area Christmas Eve? It sounded like he was at the apartments across the street from Safeway and he was definitely having a major rage crisis.

  • sophista-tiki January 31, 2015 (3:01 am)

    Being thought of as mentally ill and or a homeless drug addict pretty much ALWAYS prevents me from just randomly yelling out in the street no matter how obnoxious things get around here. But the gigantic double standard is the 12 fans are out in the street in front of my house screaming their heads off ALL THE TIME. but somehow thats more acceptable. Not once have I seen the cops show up for the by now 100s of M 80’s going off inside the city limits. double standard. whats new.

  • Guy January 31, 2015 (1:40 pm)

    Was it Dennis? From Yen Wor fame.

  • Kim January 31, 2015 (7:18 pm)

    I saw him yelling, gesturing…and then I saw him run up to a woman waiting at the light. I seriously thought of calling the police, as he seemed so aggressive–and yet I couldn’t tell if he was being comedic. There were other people at the corner, so I felt better. Uncomfortable.

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