Man arrested in Tenderloin boom box assault

This boom box hadn't used up its batteries.

A radio became a deadly weapon in a Tenderloin beating Monday evening, police said.

About 6 p.m., a man waiting at the crosswalk near Eddy and Hyde streets, was reportedly approached from behind by Robert Thomas, 36, of San Francisco. Thomas then allegedly smacked the 29-year-old victim in the face with a silver boom box.

The victim, who reportedly hadn't interacted with Thomas prior to the attack, was treated at the scene for cuts to his face and then released, Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Police located Thomas at the nearby corner of Turk and Taylor streets and arrested him. He has been booked for assault with a deadly weapon, according to Shyy.

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