SF's 'Hot Cop' Arrested in Hit-and-Run

Heavily photographed officer charged with hitting 2 men early Sunday
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2015 12:03 PM CST

(Newser) – A police officer dubbed the "Hot Cop of the Castro" is in pretty deep trouble after a hit-and-run Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Christopher Kohrs, a 38-year-old who gained social media fame for his chiseled good looks, faces two felony charges stemming from an early morning accident that left two pedestrians with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. Police say that Kohrs, who was off-duty at the time, hit two men with his 2009 Dodge Charger as they crossed the street, then took off on foot, leaving his car at the scene. "It just looked like somebody had pulled up, stopped, got out of the car and left," witness Trey Bellomy tells ABC7. Police discovered the car was registered to Kohrs and later arrested him.

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Kohrs was first given the "Hot Cop" nickname in 2014, when San Franciscan Mark Abramson photographed the police officer and put the pictures on Facebook, Heavy.com reports. "It kind of went viral from there," Kohrs told CNN in July 2014. Indeed it did: There is a Facebook page dedicated to Kohrs with more than 52,000 likes. And BuzzFeed dubbed Kohrs "the hottest cop ever." Heavy.com notes that Kohrs’ Internet fame came around the same time as did that of Jeremy Meeks—a felon best known for his swoon-inducing mugshot—creating a good hot guy/bad hot guy juxtaposition. While Kohrs’ future is uncertain, Meeks reportedly signed a modeling contract earlier this year from behind bars. (Read more San Francisco stories.)

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