Say it ain’t so!
Christopher Kohrs, also known as the “Hot Cop of Castro,” was arrested in San Francisco over the holiday weekend after allegedly plowing over two pedestrians at 2:20 a.m. Sunday then fleeing the scene.
Officers arrived at the location of the crime within minutes, where they learned the pedestrians, two men in their 40s, had been struck while crossing the street and the car, an orange Dodge Charger, sped off.
Both men were taken to the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries, Sgt. Michael Andraychak told press.
Kohrs, who was off duty at the time, ditched his vehicle a few blocks away then fled the area on foot. His colleagues eventually tracked him down, however, and he was booked on two felony charges of hit-and-run.
Police are not saying whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident. They are also not releasing Kohrs’ mugshot.
Kohrs became an internet superstar in 2014 when photos of him patrolling the streets of San Francisco began circulating on social media. A Facebook fan page for the “Hot Cop of Castro” has over 50,000 followers. It has since been bombarded with a slew of negative comments.
“He hits two pedestrians then jumps out of his own vehicle and runs!! Really!!??” one person wrote. “He may be cute but he’s not too bright.”
“People like this,” another person said, “such a disgrace.”
“Just another dirty cops thinking he is above the law,” someone else wrote. “Enjoy lock up you felon.”
h/t: SF Examiner