Skip to comments.Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Art
Posted on 10/20/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Worth of Art: Police
A man who was squatting in a multimillion-dollar mansion attempted to pawn about $300,000 in paintings from the property in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, according to police.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, a real estate agent at a mansion in the 3000 block of Washington Street, near Alta Plaza Park, reported a man who was apparently not authorized to be on the premises, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi.
The mansion, which spans 21,000 square feet, was once valued at $21 million and was purchased by CNET founder Halsey Minor in 2007. Police said the mansion has sat vacant for years. It was put back on the market in 2013 when Minor filed for bankruptcy.
The real estate agent confronted the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Jeremiah Henry Kaylor, and told him to leave the property, Manfredi said.
Kaylor left the home, apparently taking the paintings in a shipping crate via a moving truck and claiming the items were "junk" that belonged to him, police said. Police said Kaylor was selling the art inside the home, adding that he sold 11 pieces of art through social media and to pawn shops.
When contacted by police, Kaylor said he was going to buy the property and even provided documents as proof. Police, however, said Kaylor was not telling the truth. Officers took him into custody, along with the art.
Kaylor was charged with 10 counts of burglary. Nine of the 11 paintings have been recovered, and police said they have good leads pointing them to the remaining two.
Police said Kaylor's last known residence was in Dragoon, Arizona. It's not clear if he has an attorney. The incident remains under investigation.
That movie scared me away from ever being a landlord.
Know a guy that owns a nice little 8 unit building, tenant came in drunk at midnight, started cooking and went to bed and a fire started. Three years and $900,000 in repairs later, he had to PAY HER $65,000 not to come back.
OK, “multimillion-dollar mansion” is very different from ‘Million-dollar mansion in SF’.
Million-dollar mansion in SF (in some area) is just a somewhat large house elsewhere.
Wow, the founder of CNET is broke. A perfect candidate for the democrat nomination. (I learned that from Donald Trump!) No, seriously, how does the founder of CNET lose it all?
The intelligence of the bankruptcy master in leaving 6-digit pieces of art in a place able to be ‘pinched’ leaves me wide-eyed! I know that everybody in San Francisco, from NancyP on down is fine, law-abiding and Christian, but let us not tempt them (unduly).
Million-dollar mansion in SF (in some area) is just a somewhat large house elsewhere. = 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath with a car port.
I thought SF was a “Sanctuary City” so squatting should be OK.
Was CNET really that successful?
Had a friend from Santa Barbara visit a few years back. While duiscussing California real estate prices, I asked him, "What would my house sell for out there?"
"Oh, about $700,000."
(it's valued about $130K here in NC)
65k would buy a lot of ammo for a three shot eviction.
I thought it was. But maybe not. Alexa still ranks it in the top 100 globally. But then so are CNN and the NYT!
People may go to the web site, but does it make money?
Idiot doesn’t know that art like that is known in the art world and who owns it. Try to sell it.
Is it true Carly Fiorina taught him everything she knew? /s
Thought that was how they made their money. Draw eyes to their website and sell advertising. I’ve always liked them for their equipment reviews.
But I just Googled it and they’ve been getting into other things lately. CBS bought them out a few years ago. Plus I learned ‘cNET’ stands for ChinaNet! Stock price has tanked the last couple of years.
“intelligence of the bankruptcy master”
You are more than 30 years out of date:
Rule 9031. Masters Not Authorized
Rule 53 F.R.Civ.P. does not apply in cases under the Code.
Notes of Advisory Committee on Rules1983
This rule precludes the appointment of masters in cases and proceedings under the Code.
So true. In Pacific Heights, those multimillion-dollar mansions are huge buildings. Some take up almost a whole block (Danielle Steele). I drive and park in the area often, and there is constant remodeling activity of contractors working for millionaires with money to burn. After all, if you can afford ten million or more, what's a few more million to change things.
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