UN Plaza robbery is a total trip 

A good Samaritan really stuck his leg out Wednesday -- literally -- to help a woman who was robbed of her iPhone on a Muni bus when he reportedly tripped the fleeing robber in UN Plaza, leading to his arrest.

Police responded to the plaza on a battery call and found that nearby security officers had detained the accused mugger.

They learned the man had allegedly grabbed a woman’s phone as she was texting on a Muni bus at Leavenworth Street. She followed the crook off the bush and screamed “He stole my phone,” police said.

“As she chased him down McAllister Street, a civilian thrust out his leg and tripped the suspect, and two security guards responded and detained him while calling 911,” Tenderloin Station police said.

The woman positively identified the suspect, whose identity wasn’t immediately available. He was booked on robbery charges.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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