The former San Francisco public works director Mohammed Nuru was arrested Wednesday, but it’s not in connection to his ongoing corruption case. San Francisco police say Nuru was taken into custody and booked for attempted robbery after allegedly brandishing a knife at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in the Dogpatch neighborhood Wednesday.
Nuru also tried to steal a bag of potato chips, sources said, but then said he was kidding.
Nuru is a longtime volunteer at the food bank, said the organization’s communications manager Keely Hopkins. He was there working with volunteers when the incident occurred, around 11:15 a.m.