Millbrae Man Snooping San Bruno Explosion Site Could See 20 Years

There's still no resolution in Paul Lee's case. He ran over a police officer's foot with his motorcycle after the San Bruno explosion.

It's been almost a year and a half since Paul Anthony Lee of Millbrae ran over a police officer's foot with his motorcycle the day after the San Bruno explosion, and still he has not been sentenced.

In San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday, Lee's case was pushed back to March 15 for a pre-sentencing report. 

On Sept. 10. Lee was riding his motorcycle near the explosion site where officers were patrolling against looters. He was stopped by an officer and told him he was checking out the damage. When the officer asked Lee for his ID, he revved his engine and took off. The officer grabbed Lee's jacket and was dragged several feet and only let go when his foot got run over by the motorcycle.

According to San Mateo County District Attorney's Office notes, the officer had to be treated at a hospital for wounds related to being run over. 

Lee was pursued by San Bruno Police through city streets, onto Highway 101 and into San Carlos where he was finally arrested. There were no outstanding warrants for his arrest, but Lee told officers he was scared. He was already on parole for a 2005 kidnapping attempt, DA's notes show.

Lee was found guilty on several felony counts, including battering a police officer and reckless evading. But his sentencing is now months in the making. He faces nearly 20 years in prison.

Jeni March 16, 2013 at 05:48 PM
20 years seems pretty severe.


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