Mayoral candidate arrested
for stalking Supervisor Ed Jew
San Francisco mayoral candidate Grasshopper Alec Kaplan was arrested
and booked into county jail on felony charges of stalking and
threatening a state official.
September 9, 2007, 11:00 a.m.
Mayoral candidate Grasshopper Alec Kaplan was arrested earlier
today and booked into county jail on two felony and two misdemeanor
The felony charges include threatening a state official and stalking.
The misdemeanor charges include trespassing and using a vehicle
Kaplan, who is homeless, was arrested outside Supervisor Ed Jew's
Sunset District residence at approximately 2:30 a.m.
According to Jew, Kaplan parked his purple taxicab on Jew's driveway
at approximately 1a.m. and was "making a lot of noise and
talking to my neighbor."
"My concern is my family, my daughter and my wife - my wife's
terrified," Jew told Fog City. "This guy is, like, stalking."
Jew said his wife called the police.
Jew said it wasn't the first time Kaplan spent the night on Jew's
property. Jew called police at 6 a.m. on September 2 after discovering
Kaplan parked on his property. Jew said Kaplan left before
Jew said he filed a police report today stating Kaplan admitted
to placing banana peels on Jew's front door and placing a can
filled with feces on his doorstep.
"He was parked in my driveway, blocking my garage
this is not the first time," Jew said. "We filed a police
report. He actually admitted that he's the one that put the banana
peels on the door and put feces in a can and so forth."
"It's unbelievable. My wife is just paranoid of the whole
thing and my daughter's just wondering why someone is doing this
to us," Jew said.
Kaplan was arrested on two other occasions last week. On Wednesday
he was arrested for trespassing at the fourth
mayoral debate after being ejected for throwing a tantrum.
On Thursday he was arrested during an anti-war protest outside
the Phillip Burton Federal Building for blocking entrances to
an entrance to the Phillip Burton Federal Building August
Kaplan is ejected from the fourth mayoral debate.
Kaplan uses his trademark blocking tactic
after being ejected from the fourth mayoral debate.