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Phil Tong, Sheriff's Deputy, Arrested on Suspicion of Bank Robbery
SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Nov. 16 2012 | Erin Sherbert

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:05 PM PST by nickcarraway

A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was hauled to his own county jail this morning after authorities identified him on a surveillance camera as the suspect who allegedly robbed a local Bank of America.

Officer Albie Esparza tells us that on Nov. 7 about 4:50 p.m., Deputy Phil Tong, 36, allegedly walked into the Bank of America at 3701 Balboa St., handed the teller a note that said he had a gun, and demanded cash. He fled with $1,700 and was last seen on Balboa Street headed toward 39th Avenue.

Police say they recognized him on the surveillance camera holding a stack of cash. In addition, police obtained the demand note that was used, and fond Tong's fingerprints on it, according to the District Attorney's Office. Tong was arrested today on the 400 block of Seventh Street, Esparza said.

"San Franciscans expect the men and women in uniform to uphold the laws and protect our residents, said District Attorney George Gascón. "Mr. Tong's conduct is deplorable and will be met with serious consequences."

Tong's bail was set at $150,000, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Fahey told us.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I'll bet the red ink on his face and the “San Fransisco Sheriff’s Dept” cap were what gave him away.
2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:52:33 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: nickcarraway

What the heck?


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:49 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: nickcarraway

What a idiot. His time is not going to be fun.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:02 PM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: nickcarraway

Times are hard for everybody.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 8:00:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

What ever happened to shaking down drug dealers and running protection rackets?


6 posted on 11/18/2012 8:04:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Revolting cat!

Desperate Times

Charlie Robison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj35Z-wGFf4


7 posted on 11/18/2012 8:16:26 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: krb

Is that still illegal in SF?!?


8 posted on 11/18/2012 8:23:25 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: nickcarraway

deplorable? but not unacceptable?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 8:26:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Gator113

Time? What time? The union will lawyer him up and claim PTSD, or bipolar disorder...he’ll be suspended, treated and have a job as a bank security guard in six months/s;)


10 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:48 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Clay Moore

Great!


11 posted on 11/18/2012 8:34:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Frank_2001

I almost missed that “s”. ;>)


12 posted on 11/18/2012 8:43:10 PM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: nickcarraway

Bad luck.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 8:44:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

SOPM——Stealing Other Peoples Money. Tong is small potatoes compared to the empty suits who get away with it daily and on a grande scale.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 8:54:45 PM PST by tflabo
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To: nickcarraway

Apparently he left the note at the bank and his finger prints were on it. Not a very smart guy. And these people carry guns.

They shoot dogs, too.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 10:23:40 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is impossible, cops are perfect, they never break the law, not guilty. They should give him a raise.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 11:53:39 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: rednesss
, cops are perfect

They are human just like clergymen, military personnel, teachers, medical professionals, tradesmen and politicians.

17 posted on 11/18/2012 11:59:57 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: nickcarraway

His defense will be that he was really conducting personal research into the procedures used by banks during holdups but he forgot to get the OK from the Sheriff. Just a misunderstanding.

And if he’s gay, then everyone is a homophobe.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 2:17:23 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Terry Mross
Hey, sometimes when a vicious dog is coming after a civilian or a police officer; they have to be put down. I don't think they have sleep darts in hand which take 10 minutes to work...or pepper spray.. All cops are not bad who carry guns. Thank the Lord for police officers. This one will get his conviction and locked away. Many of the SPCA groups put down more dogs that you could ever image.
19 posted on 11/19/2012 2:32:23 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: Terry Mross

Seems too pat...I wonder if they’re trying to get him into the prison system for some undercover work.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 4:02:06 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: Christie at the beach

All I know is I’ve never heard of a mail man or meter reader killing a dog.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 12:56:27 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

His/her post was sarcastic. (I expect he/she thought it clear enough to not warrant the /s tag.)


22 posted on 11/20/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
His/her post was sarcastic

There are plenty of cop haters so how can you be sure?

23 posted on 11/20/2012 11:47:42 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

How many “cop haters” do you know who would say, in all seriousness and sincerity, “This is impossible, cops are perfect, they never break the law, not guilty. They should give him a raise.”?

Therefore, since a straightforward reading does not fit your assumption, the remaining option is that the post was written in a sarcastic tone.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 1:48:50 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
How many “cop haters” do you know

None. I don't associate with cluelrss a$$holes.

25 posted on 11/20/2012 1:55:53 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Well, I appreciate your tacit acknowledgement of the point.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 2:58:11 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Well, I appreciate your tacit acknowledgement of the point.

The only point is that of the dunce hats which sit upon the cop hater heads.

27 posted on 11/20/2012 3:04:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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