Man arrested in South City hospital after police link him to Bayview attacks

A man who came into a South San Francisco hospital last week turned out to be a suspect involved in two assaults in the Bayview and was arrested after police matched his name to the car used in the alleged attacks.

A series of incidents on Aug. 3 led to the arrest of 21-year-old Jose Ocasio of San Francisco. According to the Bayview Station newsletter, Ocasio and an accomplice nearly hit a 28-year-old man who was walking across the street in the Bayview.

The knife-wielding driver and the passenger then got out of the car and went after the victim, who ran. The victim didn’t get far because he tripped and fell.

The two men then started to kick and punch the victim, according to police. They got back into the vehicle and drove away, but not before a witness took a photo of their vehicle and got a description of the two men.

No less than a half hour later, police were called to another incident near Bayshore Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, where a 29-year-old man was attacked by two men in a car that nearly hit his.

The victim had been driving when another car, fitting the description of the vehicle involved in the previous incident, hit his car. Two men got out of the car and started throwing bottles at the victim, police said. When the victim got out of his car, the two men attacked him, but he was able to overpower the men. The two suspects fled.

At 8 p.m. that night, police were called by staff at a South San Francisco hospital. Police were told a man had come into the hospital with injuries from an incident in the Bayview.

When officers responded to the hospital to speak with the man, they discovered Ocasio was the person registered to the car involved in the day’s earlier incident.

Ocasio was subsequently arrested. His accomplice remains at large.

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