More than a drop in the bucket

A woman washing her car outside a home in the Outer Richmond earlier this month received an unwanted gift from a passerby – he chucked a bloody knife into her wash bucket, police said.

The passerby, a 30-year-old man, had allegedly used the knife to stab a clerk while robbing a nearby store in the unit block of Point Lobos Avenue around 1:40 p.m. Aug. 19, police said.

The armed crook felt rather entitled on that afternoon, cops said. Store employees said the suspect had been warned before not to come into the store, as he had been disruptive in the past. But he came anyway and stole a backpack and a six-pack of drinks, police said.

Before he walked out the door, the robber allegedly stabbed a store clerk in the arm with a small knife after the clerk asked him to leave, cops said. The attacker then informed the injured employee that “he was entitled to the drinks,” police said.

Cops found the man after searching the area, charging him with robbery, aggravated assault and possession of stolen property, police said. During their canvas of the neighborhood, cops also came upon the woman who was washing her car and were informed of the knife in the wash bucket.

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