Monday, June 16, 2014


‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco
Cherise Udell
June 13, 2014
6:02 am

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City officials have identified one possible part of the city’s problem – RatGirl.

According to San Francisco authorities, RatGirl, identified otherwise only as 43-year old Erica J., has been breeding and releasing rats for years throughout San Francisco. She first came to the attention of city authorities in 2011 when Animal Care and Control discovered her closet breeding program in a Minna Street residential hotel in the South of Market neighborhood.

“It was shocking. It was disturbing on a number of levels,” recalled Animal Care & Control Captain Denise BonGiovanni. ”The rats have actually burrowed into other people’s rooms. They can carry disease. They can carry parasites.”

Shortly thereafter the city was forced to exterminate “a thousand” rats from her room and the surrounding area.

“I believe that there’s a serious underlying mental health issue that needs to be addressed,” says BonGiovanni.

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Seems like it’s criminal behavior rooted in a mental illness. 

Have to get this person into treatment.

I’d be upset if she was in my neighborhood.

It’s a problem that needs a solution.

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UNCATEGORIZED: Unfathomable accident

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


January 19, 2010 8:30 AM
Snowboarder who died had proposed

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Helitrax Guide Hilaree O’Neill was skiing right behind her, and tried to take off King’s helmet, but her hands went numb in the frigid water, she told the Telluride Daily Planet.

Only King’s head was trapped underwater in the shallow creek. Her snowboard and legs lay on the bank. The creek was 12 to 16 inches deep, Helitrax officials said. It took “considerable” force to pull her free, Helitrax director Aaron Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, who was downhill with a second group, was helicoptered up to the accident to help. The rescuers tried to dam the water from running over King’s face, but by the time she was pulled from the water, 10 minutes had passed. King had no pulse and was not breathing; she was pronounced dead at the scene about noon.

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters called the death “one of those freak things.” Coroner officials said she died of drowning.

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A sad tragic accident! Stunning. I bet a lot of people will be kicking themselves for a long time about this one.

But, we know not the day; nor the hour!

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