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A woman was photographed leaning out of a car while toting what appeared to be an AK-47 on the streets of San Francisco.
The San Francisco Police Department posted a photo of the woman, who was hanging out the passenger side of the speeding vehicle with the gun.
Police said the Cadillac the woman was in had been seized by officers, but didn't give details on what happened to the passengers.
On 7/11/2021, During an illegal exhibition of speed event at Barneveld & McKinnon, a passenger leaned out of a Cadi holding an AK47; see photo. SFPD Traffic Company personnel worked up a case, and seized this particular vehicle today. @SFPD @sfmta_muni @SFPDPerea pic.twitter.com/4disQpzziY
- SFPDTrafficSafety (@SFTrafficSafety) August 5, 2021
In a tweet, the San Francisco Police Department Traffic Safety department said: "On 7/11/2021, during an illegal exhibition of speed event at Barneveld & McKinnon, a passenger leaned out of a Cadi holding an AK47; see photo.
"SFPD Traffic Company personnel worked up a case, and seized this particular vehicle today."
Police didn't reveal whether the woman, or the speeding driver, were arrested or facing any charges over the incident.
But as you can imagine, the striking image has attracted plenty of attention online.
Replying to the post, one person said: "Tell me again how violent media doesn't cause these things! Looks like a trailer for a movie or a video game."
Another said: "This cannot be real. Was she filming a movie?"
While a third joked: "The new Grand Theft Auto looks awesome."
The San Francisco Police Department told Fox: "The incident is being investigated by the SFPD Stunt Driving Response Unit and the SFPD Traffic Company."
They added they could not comment further as it is an ongoing investigation.
LADbible has approached The San Francisco Police Department for comment.
The image was shared as the city has recorded a sharp rise in shootings and assaults during the first six months of 2021.
According to Fox, the city had 119 shootings in the first half of this year, compared to 58 across the same time period last year.
Police Chief Bill Scott said: "We're almost double where we were in the last two years, and that is a huge concern."
He went on to say that while fatal and non-fatal shootings were up, robberies had gone down.
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