Man arrested in Tenderloin boom box assault

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting another man with a boom box in the Tenderloin on Monday

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.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF e-scooters burst into flames in Golden Gate Park, ex-contractor reveals

Photographs obtained Wednesday by the San Francisco Examiner show the charred remains of at least two Skip e-scooters

SF politico who authored vape ban takes money from JUUL lobbyist, returns it after media call

Supervisor Shamann Walton made national news after he proverbially smoked e-cigarette company… Continue reading

8 months later, SF has yet to put new conservatorship program into effect

Implementation of SB1045 delayed by need for superior court approval

Stories of political struggle on tap for SF Opera’s 98th season

‘Fidelio,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Der Zwerg’ come to War Memorial

Chinatown fixture Yuet Lee prepares for New Year with new leadership in the kitchen

Although Chinese New Year is a holiday, at newly anointed legacy business… Continue reading

Most Read