OAKLAND, Calif. – The mayor of a California city struggling with a spike in burglaries and other crimes is apologizing for promoting a class about how to pick locks in her newsletter.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday she understood the reaction of people who were upset about a listing for the lock-picking class.
She said she will do a better job reviewing listings in the future.
The Oakland Tribune reported that the class – offered through the website, workshopweekend.net – was geared toward people who misplace their keys.
But it didn’t go over well with some residents given the city’s crime woes, including a more-than 40 percent jump in burglaries last year.
– Wire report