Someone at a China Basin loading dock took "if you see something, say something" to the next level this morning, when they called the San Francisco Police Department to report a "suspicious package" containing an "unknown liquid." The package? A bottle. The liquid? Booze.
At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, KCBS reports, police were called to 185 Berry Street, a building across the street from AT&T Park, after someone discovered the booze bottle and thought that its contents might be worrisome enough to "call for a hazardous materials team to come and investigate."
According to ABC7, the building, which they say was evacuated, "houses UCSF's imaging center at China Basin and the online storage site Dropbox."
Berry Street between 3rd and 4th Streets were closed to traffic while SFPD responded, but reopened at around 11:30 a.m. when "the suspicious package was deemed not hazardous," SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy says, as "it was a bottle of alcohol."
According to SF Weekly, the bottle contained Scotch sent to a Dignity Health executive, but as the "package was wet and leaky," Dignity staffers decided the matter was suspicious enough to merit police intervention.
We mock, but it's probably better to be safe than sorry: after all, just a few hours from now, the area will be teeming with people, all headed to AT&T Park for playoff game 4 between the SF Giants and the Washington Nationals, which is scheduled to begin at 6:07 p.m.