Street performer cited for juggling replica grenade

November 15, 2010 1:11:32 PM PST
Police Monday morning released the name of a San Francisco street performer who caused a scare in Fisherman's Wharf on Sunday by juggling what appeared to be a hand grenade.

Keith Wolfe, 32, who has no fixed address, has been cited for misdemeanor possession of a prohibited weapon and an infraction for violating a municipal code by blocking a street or sidewalk, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

A police bomb squad responded to the 300 block of Jefferson Street at about 5 p.m. Sunday after a passerby called to report the juggler.

The block was closed off until about 6:20 p.m. when investigators determined that the object was only a replica and was harmless, Esparza said.