June 4, 2012

Forget A Cup Of Sugar From This Guy

You think you hate your neighbors? A notorious 24th Street resident made the news again today in a Chronicle story about copper thieves getting away with it. But this bit of info caught our attention:
His fortunes changed in 2010 when a friend died, leaving a home on a fashionable block of 24th Street in Noe Valley. McGuire produced a will showing he had inherited 60 percent of the house.

Less than two years later, McGuire owes more than $138,000 in property taxes that date to 2005, records show, and another friend of the original homeowner is contesting the will in court, saying he was deeded the house.

"The house is full of drug addicts," said the would-be homeowner, 51-year-old Al Heinicke of San Mateo, and McGuire is "charging all of them rent. The next thing that's going to happen is that the house is going to catch on fire."

For now, the home is the subject of a campaign by neighbors to persuade the city to file a nuisance lawsuit. In a recent letter, they asked Supervisor Scott Wiener to intervene.
His neighbors really don't like the many-times-over convicted felon with all the drug users en suite and the bizarre behavior (never mind a lack of flushable toilets).

FWIW, multiple sources place McGuire at 4267 24th St.

[SFGate: SF man provides window into lucrative copper thefts]


Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago, I observed this "gentleman" and 2 street people attempting to hack off a lock from the front door of that house. As it happened, 4 SFPD officers were dining at Philz at that very moment, and I mentioned it to them. They investigated, returned, and told me that it was his house, so nothing was done at that time.

Not sure how they determined it, since he has no driver's license, according to the Chron.

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Anonymous said...

He should just sell the house and move to the Tenderloin with all of the other Meth heads. (that's what most copper thieves are) Even if the house is a mess he would make quite a bit of money and could buy all the meth he wants.

murphstahoe said...

Or rent it out "as is" to some Facebooker for 5k per month.