A hammer-wielding thug attacked a 37-year-old man after a dispute in the Outer Sunset district on Wednesday, police said.The victim told cops the thug “made a derogatory gesture at him” in the 2500 block of Sloat Boulevard around 7:40 a.m. The victim got out of his car to confront the suspect, who was in his early 40s, police said.The suspect whipped out a hammer and struck the victim in the left ear, police said. He fled, and there has been no arrest.
A man unhappy with his parking ticket was arrested Tuesday for allegedly puncturing the tire of a parking officer’s three-wheeler in Mission Terrace.The Department of Parking and Traffic officer told cops she had ticketed the suspect in the 4600 block of Mission Street. While she was citing another car around 12:30 p.m., the man allegedly stuck a knife in the rear tire of her Cushman, police said.
A taxi driver was robbed in his vehicle at gunpoint early Thursday, becoming the second cabbie to be hit by thieves within a week, police said.At around 4 a.m., the 39-year-old driver was pulled over to the side of the road in the area of Scott Street and Geary Boulevard when the gunman came to his window and demanded cash, police said.The suspect fled with the victim’s money in a black two-door Lexus, police said.There was no arrest.
Don’t come between a man – or fetus – and his e-book.The victim of an attempted robbery Sunday thwarted three thugs by going “into a standing fetal position” and tightly guarding his e-book, police said Wednesday.He was clutching the device so tight, the suspects failed to swipe it and fled instead.The robbery occurred in the 600 block of Mason Street just after 2 p.m., the victim told email@example.com
A 23-year-old murder suspect who claimed self-defense in the death of a 60-year-old man in the Upper Haight neighborhood on Christmas will face a jury trial, a San Francisco Superior court judge decided Wednesday.
A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm near the Sunnydale housing projects on Tuesday, police said.The victim was standing on the corner in the 100 block of Blythdale Avenue just before 2 p.m. when one of two men pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police said.The men, described as being in their early 20s, fled in grey Dodge quad pickup truck. There has been no arrest.The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, police firstname.lastname@example.org
As Robert Mariano lectured a woman about the dangers of bringing gang members into the neighborhood, a Sureño thug unloaded four bullets into him, killing him.On Tuesday, gangbanger Nelson Barrera, of Oakland, was convicted of second-degree murder for the heartless attack on Dec. 6, 2005, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
The self-defense claim of 23-year-old murder suspect Dustin Tolboe was heard Tuesday in court, the latest development in the Upper Haight death-by-skateboard of 60-year-old Donald Tanksley, known to the neighborhood as a peacock-feather salesman who went by Zumba.
A Millbrae woman accused of fraudulently billing the state to provide home care for her mother — who is deceased — was slapped with two years probation on Monday.Lani Sala Faamausili, 40, pleaded no contest to charges that she bilked nearly $4,500 from the California Department of Health Care Services. The state was paying her to provide home care for her mother. She continued to submit time cards after her mom died on Sept. 11, 2009, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
A SWAT team stormed a home in the Western Addition on Friday and rescued a woman who had been kidnapped at gunpoint, police said.The woman’s estranged husband kidnapped her at her home on Addison Street, then drove her to his residence in the 1100 block of Scott Street. Cops spotted his car parked near the residence. No one answered when they knocked on his door, police said.