A man who lives just steps from the University of San Francisco is either a very light sleeper or has a very loud garage door — but whatever the case, it's that attribute that thwarted an early-morning crime at his house.
Police say that the 37-year-old resident of a home on the 100 block of Ewing Terrace, which is just off Masonic Avenue near USF's Lone Mountain campus, was awakened at 2:49 this morning when his garage door opened.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim then walked outside and saw the suspect, a 26-year-old man, with a wheelbarrow that had been filled with tools.
The suspect had also taken a "garage door clicker," police say.
The victim called police, who were able to track down and detain the suspect. After the victim positively identified the detained man as the guy seen leaving his garage with the load of tools, the suspect was booked into San Francisco County Jail.