Cops Find Spiked Bats Throughout San Francisco Nearly 30 have been found around the city since Thanksgiving By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Nov 28, 2015 2:27 PM CST 74 comments Comments A baseball bat with large lag screws embedded in it is chained to a pole in San Francisco. Police are asking for help in finding who is chaining up these spiked bats to poles throughout the city. (Pablo Diaz-Gutierrez via AP) (Newser) – San Francisco police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is a felony.