Note to Self: Don't Try to Rob an IRS Agent

Thursday, August 05, 2010 , , 4 Comments

that's not what they meant by "end"...

... if you do, you will get shot.

SJ Mercury News:
An Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations special agent shot and wounded one person during an apparent robbery attempt in San Francisco's Bayview District overnight, police and an IRS spokeswoman said.

The shooting happened at about midnight in the 100 block of Marlin Court, police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Dangerfield said two suspects approached the agent and attempted a robbery.

At some point the agent fired a gun at the suspects, hitting one in the torso, Dangerfield said. The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Police detained a second person at the scene but Dangerfield said that person has not yet been arrested.

IRS spokeswoman Special Agent Arlette Lee said the agent involved in the shooting was on duty at the time. Police had initially said the agent was off-duty.

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Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Hal (GT) said...

What surprises me is that they are now claiming the IRS agent was on duty. I have no problem with the agent defending himself from muggers but what was he doing on duty at midnight? That's interesting to me.

Anonymous said...

Do you think that federal agents work a 9-5 job? Federal agents are on call 24/7 and work all sorts of hours.


If I were a Service agent out in Bayview at midnight, I'd totally carry a gun too. Hell, I'd carry one all the time but especially then.

It makes me wonder what sort of line of fire agents are being put in - NO person should be sent out to the fucking Bayview at midnight, I don't care if you have a gun or not.

So to answer your question, no, I don't think federal agents work a 9-5.

W.C. Varones said...

Maybe he was buying crack. Why else would you be in Bayview at midnight? Certainly not to examine someone's accounting records.