San Francisco man arrested after bat attack in apartment building

This is not the stated intention behind the idea of “going to bat” for someone.

A man was struck in the head with the sporting equipment late Wednesday during a vicious brawl with a fellow tenant of an apartment building in Chinatown, police said.

Nicholas Vrataro, 25, was arrested after the 11:20 p.m. brawl in a building in the 1100 block of Stockton Street, near Chinese Hospital.

Vrataro’s guest reportedly approached the victim, a 47-year-old man, in the common restroom of their floor in an “assaultive manner,” police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Afterward, Andraychak said, Vrataro struck the victim over the head with a bat.

The victim was hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Police were called and Vrataro was arrested. Investigators are still determining what caused the dispute in the first place, Andraychak said.

Vrataro was booked into County Jail on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Andraychak added.

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