When Robert Petersen, a student in Reno, Nevada, spotted a photo of a shark emerging from the water and decided to tweet the photo Thursday with the words "Rare image of a shark stepping on a Lego," he never thought it would get the reaction it did.
Rare image of a shark stepping on a Lego. pic.twitter.com/xkadJmPkRg— Robert Petersen (@Sonikku_a) September 29, 2016
Since then, Petersen’s original tweet has been retweeted more than 88,000 times and earned 156,000-plus likes. He said he couldn't believe how many notifications he received on his phone as more and more people liked and retweeted his post.
“The pain of stepping on (a Lego brick) is a near universal experience for a lot of us,” Petersen said. “I think the (tweet’s) popularity arises from the fact that people love sharks, and love Lego, so it’s kind of a perfect combination.”
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.