Skip to comments.Phil Tong, Sheriff's Deputy, Arrested on Suspicion of Bank Robbery
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.
What the heck?
What a idiot. His time is not going to be fun.
Times are hard for everybody.
What ever happened to shaking down drug dealers and running protection rackets?
Is that still illegal in SF?!?
deplorable? but not unacceptable?
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;)
I almost missed that “s”. ;>)
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.
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.
This is impossible, cops are perfect, they never break the law, not guilty. They should give him a raise.
They are human just like clergymen, military personnel, teachers, medical professionals, tradesmen and politicians.
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.
Seems too pat...I wonder if they’re trying to get him into the prison system for some undercover work.
All I know is I’ve never heard of a mail man or meter reader killing a dog.
His/her post was sarcastic. (I expect he/she thought it clear enough to not warrant the /s tag.)
There are plenty of cop haters so how can you be sure?
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.
None. I don't associate with cluelrss a$$holes.
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.
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