Alexa Horner on San Francisco Resident Charged with Vandalism After Flooding Building Was Experiencing ‘Mental Health Crisis’

On October 11, 2022, a 46-year-old man was charged with resisting arrest and vandalism after opening a high-pressured fire hose valve in the hallway of the 100 Van Ness apartment building in San Francisco. The man, a resident of the building, opened the valve on the 11th floor, causing flooding was so powerful that it blasted through walls to other floors and resulted in damages that would cost up to $20 million to fix.

Weintraub attorney Alexa K. Horner, who was the lead public defender on the case through the preliminary hearing, stated that the man was experiencing a “mental health crisis” at the time of the incident.

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