It was mayhem under the full moon.
From the East Bay to the foothills, a series of bizarre and violent incidents this weekend left seasoned investigators and casual observers trying to make sense of it all.
In Oakland, a Rancho Cordova man rode his bicycle to the downtown police headquarters Saturday and allegedly fired shotgun blasts into parked cruisers until officers wounded and subdued him.
In Placerville, a patient wearing a hospital gown stole an ambulance Sunday and led police on a brief, slow-speed chase before she allegedly crashed into their cars and was fatally shot by one officer.
In Sacramento, a fusillade of bullets at 4 a.m. Sunday left an alleged gang member dead in the parking lot of an all-night bowling alley popular with families.
And in South Natomas on Friday, a coach and teacher was gunned down after police say he inadvertently walked into the middle of a home invasion robbery at the apartment of friends.
Authorities had little or no explanation for the incidents.
Some suggested the full moon might have played a role, while others said warm temperatures may have brought out the worst.
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