Police Seeking Man Who Set Ingleside Mailbox On Fire

The mailbox located at Ocean and Brighton avenues was set on fire and removed from the street.

8:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 Update: The mailbox was reinstalled Thursday afternoon.

INGLESIDE, San Francisco — The San Francisco Police Department is seeking a man who set fire to the contents of a mailbox in Ingleside on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The suspect, a male in his thirties to mid forties, set fire to the mailbox located at the corner of Ocean and Brighton avenues, according to the police. The San Francisco Fire Department extinguished the flames at 4:30 p.m.

A law enforcement source told The Light on Wednesday that security camera footage was retrieved showing the suspect but no arrest has been made.

Damaging a U.S. Postal Service property is a federal offense. 

“Violators can be fined up to $250,000 or imprisoned for up to three years for each act of vandalism, according to the U.S. Postal Service,” according to the USPS.

The mailbox was taken off the street on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Persons with information about are encouraged to call the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 242-9753.

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