SAN FRANCISCO --San Francisco police announced Thursday that they have found controversial former AC Transit Director Nancy Jewell Cross, 94, who had been missing since Friday and was considered at risk.
San Francisco Police officer Albie Esparza said in a news release Thursday morning that Cross was found and is in Berkeley.
Police had sought help in finding Cross, who is homeless and had last been seen June 27. She was considered at-risk because of her age, police had said. She walks with a walker and police said she has been taking prescription pills for an unknown illness.
Cross is homeless and is known to frequent the Berkeley Law library at the University of California at Berkeley campus and has gone to appointments at Highland Hospital in Oakland and other Alameda County hospitals in the past, according to police.
She is known all over the Bay Area for her time as AC Transit director after. San Mateo County courts in 1992 declared her a "vexatious litigant" for filing so many lawsuits over the last three decades "that she had been a nuisance to the legal system." She also had several run-ins with the law, including being found guilty in 2004 of battery, grand theft, vandalism and resisting arrest after her Fremont landlord, Taqi Muzaffar, claimed she hurled two glasses at him after she refused to pay rent.
At the time of the conviction, she told the judge that if she were placed on probation, she would have nowhere to live.
"I have no place to go," Cross told the court. "All my street clothes are at Taqi's place. I'd have to sleep at the BART station."
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