Man suffers life-threatening head injury in mysterious attack

A rash of assaults, including a mysterious near-fatal stroll to the corner store, plagued San Francisco over the weekend.

100 block of Golden Gate Avenue
7:55 p.m. Saturday

A man went to a corner store for drinks somehow suffered a critical head injury on the way. The 32-year-old victim’s wife was worried that her husband hadn’t returned so she called 911. She went looking for him and found him unconscious in the street. No suspects or witnesses were located as of Monday.

1300 block of Noriega
9:22 a.m. Sunday

A 54-year-old man was cut twice with a knife by a slasher who fled in a light-colored pick-up truck. A motive was not immediately clear. The victim survived.

Turk and Mason streets
9:30 a.m. Sunday

A 49-year-old man walked up to police and said he’d been stabbed. He wasn’t lying — he had a wound to the stomach. His injury was not life threatening.

Grove and Hyde streets
10:20 p.m. Saturday

A 54-year-old man was clobbered in the head with an unknown object and robbed of his aluminum cans. He was treated at the hospital for his nonlife-threatening injuries.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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