Man assaulted with fists and footwear 

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Cops are trying to bring a female assault suspect to heel.

San Francisco police are investigating the case of a woman who allegedly assaulted a restaurant manager last weekend with an expensive high-heel shoe, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said.

Early this week, foodie blogs and social network sites lit up with comments and information about the alleged assault on Matthew Meidinger, manager of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the 3100 block of Fillmore Street in front of the Balboa Cafe, Fong said.

Meidinger posted a picture of the suspect on Twitter and offered a $500 reward for anyone who knew her and her two thuggish accomplices’ identities. The website Grub Street reported Wednesday afternoon that Meidinger said police now have the female suspect’s name.

Before the assault, Meidinger was outside the cafe while the suspect, a woman in her 20s, was changing out of her expensive Louboutin shoes and putting on “flip flops for the trip home,” he told the blog Eater SF.

Around this time, a man walked by and accidentally bumped one of the Louboutins, Fong said. That reportedly ticked off one of her goons, who struck the passer-by.

Meidinger then intervened, saying, “Whoa! Take it easy! Kicking a shoe doesn’t equal a punch in the face, Louboutins or not!” according to Eater SF. One of the goons told Meidinger to mind his own business.

The woman then reportedly charged toward Meidinger and struck him in the head with her heel after screaming, “Yes, it does!”

He attempted to call police, but was assaulted by one of the woman’s companions, who also threw Meidinger’s phone across the street.

Meidinger wrote that the woman was with two men in their 30s, each 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-5 and weighing about 230 to 260 pounds. The woman was described as having blonde hair, standing 5-foot-5 and weighing 130 pounds, and wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans, Fong said. A photo purporting to show her was posted at twitter.com/#!/jasperssf.

Meidinger could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the case can contact police at (415) 575-4444 or by text to TIP411.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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