Hero & Zero: Fugitive captured & humans as dartboards

By Nikki Silverstein

Hero: You know that feeling when you see someone who looks familiar? If your memory is like mine, you give the person another glance, rack your brain to no avail and move on. Good thing Sausalito police officer Justin Ritz has better retention skills. Last week, Ritz saw and recognized a guy—from a photo on an FBI wanted poster. The observant cop was on an unrelated call in the area of Liberty Ship Way and Marinship Way when he detained and arrested Grant Wojahn, 35, for alleged child porn crimes committed in Illinois. The man on the lam had been living on a friend’s boat in Richardson Bay to avoid capture. Officer Ritz, thank you for foiling the fugitive and keeping our community safe.

Zero: Human beings are not dartboards. Apparently, a miscreant with missiles missed this missive, because two pedestrians were struck by darts while they strolled across the Golden Gate Bridge last Friday afternoon. The 5-inch metal blowgun darts penetrated their skin. Ouch! In separate incidents, a man was hit in the thigh and a woman in the kneecap. At least the lunkhead aimed low. Fortunately, both victims were treated and released at the scene. Investigators are now reviewing footage from the bridge cameras and the projectiles were sent to the lab. Ergo, the dart-blowing dolt is doomed. Anyone with information should contact the CHP at 415/924-1000.

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