Hero & Zero

Hero

PG&E gets a bad rap (to put it mildly), but last week, two of their employees courageously saved a man’s life after he fell down a 30-foot cliff in West Marin. Supervisor Todd Beesley and lineman Daniel Linn were working on downed power lines along Lucas Valley Road when they saw a man fall and hit his head on a rock. The pair called 911, then rushed down the cliff and found the unconscious man face-down in flooded Nicasio Creek. They pulled him from the water and rendered aid while waiting for the first responders. Once help arrived, the man was transported to Marin General Hospital in serious condition. “Without these two witnessing the event and taking such swift action, there would have been little chance of the man’s survival,” Marin County Fire Department battalion chief Jeremey Pierce said. True heroes, indeed.

Zero

Hunger pangs thwarted three Marin burglary suspects who took a taco break during their crime spree. The lawlessness began when the trio allegedly broke into a car at the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point on Friday afternoon. While a California Highway Patrol officer took the theft report, the victim’s credit card company reported that the card was being used at Best Buy in San Rafael. CHP alerted the San Rafael Police Department, and an officer arrived in time to see the suspects fleeing in a vehicle. A CHP motor officer driving into work saw the car and started pursuit. A wild ride ensued from San Rafael to the Golden Gate Bridge. The suspects thought they got off scot-free, but they were wrong. A CHP airplane watched their every move, including their stop at a taqueria on Irving Street. The flight officer notified the San Francisco police about the luncheon and they dashed in to apprehend the three Mensa members. Keison Lee, Tahj Reagan and Pierre Vines were arrested on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and quite a few other transgressions.

Nikki Silverstein
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