Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-27 last
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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-27 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson