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Daly City police have identified a mystery man who was arrested a month ago for stealing frozen pizzas from a Lucky’s supermarket. The man, who had been in custody since his May 30 arrest, hadn’t said a word to investigators, and police had asked for the public’s help earlier this week in figuring out his identity.On Friday, police announced that an investigator with the San Mateo County Private Defender Program had been able to identify the man as Vincent Saguid, of San Francisco.
The day of the pizza theft, officers responded to a Lucky’s store at 6843 Mission St. in Daly City after employees called to report that someone was stealing from the supermarket, Daly City police Sgt. Mike Barton said. They found Saguid with two frozen pizzas and a couple of candy bars, Barton said. He was not carrying any identification and did not respond to verbal commands or questions.
Saguid was briefly observed in a mental health unit then transferred to jail, where he stayed for weeks, unidentified.The private defender’s investigator, Rich Fischer, said the man’s fingerprints were run through DMV and criminal databases but no results came back.Saguid had physically responded to some verbal commands in English, but had not spoken or written any words.
At one point, he was given a pencil and paper and a nurse asked him if he was happy or sad, to which he responded by drawing a happy face, Fischer said. Fischer was not immediately available today to provide details on how Saguid was finally identified.
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