Calif. mayor touts lock-picking class

Friday, March 1, 2013

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 on Wednesday said she understood the reaction of people who were upset about a listing for the class. She said she will do a better job reviewing listings.

The class was geared toward people who misplace their keys. But it didn't go over well with some residents given the city's crime woes.

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