Man forced to smoke meth at gunpoint in strange robbery in the Mission 


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A man was forced to smoke meth at gunpoint in a bizarre robbery in the Mission early Tuesday morning, police Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

The 40-year-old victim was standing in front of a hotel in the 3000 block of 16th Street about 1:30 a.m. when a pregnant woman in her 20s asked him to help her get into her hotel room, police said. The victim agreed to help her because she was pregnant.

Inside the room the victim saw there was another woman in her 20s and a man who looked to be approximately 30, Newman said. The pregnant woman then pulled a handgun from her waistband and handed it to the male suspect.

The man then demanded that the victim smoke crystal meth out of a glass pipe and to turn over his wallet and cellphone, Newman said.

The male suspect put down the gun to look in the victim's wallet and the victim grabbed the gun and attempted to shoot at the suspect, but the gun didn't fire, Newman said.

The male suspect then assaulted the victim, Newman said, before the victim was able to flee the hotel and call police.

The victim told police he was in pain and was worried about the effects of the meth, Newman said, so paramedics were called and treated him at the scene.

No arrests have been made. The victim told police that he saw the male suspect get into a cab at 16th and Mission streets shortly after the robbery. The hotel manager told police that he had heard a struggle in the room but that the room was now unoccupied.

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