A whack-job city of Richmond police sergeant pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he fired a gun inside a hotel in downtown San Francisco and then held police at bay for about 90 minutes according to the San Francisco Examiner.
Philip Sanchez entered his plea at about 2:30 p.m. before Judge Christopher Hite at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St.
Sanchez, 45, was charged with discharging a gun in an inhabited dwelling, negligent discharge of a gun, felony vandalism and brandishing a gun.
Sanchez, is out of custody on $290,000 bail.
Sanchez allegedly fired a gun at least 10 times inside a part of the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, located at 757 Market St., that was being renovated, San Francisco District Attorney spokesperson Maxwell Szabo said.
Police responded to reports of gunfire and when officers arrived Sanchez refused to come out of the hotel.
Sanchez’s attorney Nicole Pifari said reports that Sanchez was mentally unstable around the time he fired the gun inside the hotel are “out of character for him.”
No kidding. This guy is an idiot who should be in jail, not on the streets with a gun and a badge.