(Courtesy SFPD Tenderloin Station via Twitter)

SF man accused of kicking homeless person in face for no reason

San Francisco police arrested a man Sunday for allegedly kicking a homeless person in the face while walking down a Tenderloin sidewalk last month in an unprovoked attack that was captured on surveillance footage.

The video showed a homeless man resting on a metal grate near Leavenworth and McAllister streets on May 24 when Samuel Youmtoub, a 58-year-old San Francisco resident, allegedly walked up and kicked him twice.

Police said Youmtoub then casually strolled away into United Nations Plaza and was not arrested until two Tenderloin Police Station officers recognized him walking in the same area on Sunday afternoon.

Youmtoub was also arrested in connection with another unprovoked attack on a Muni bus that was also captured on surveillance video. Police investigators had determined before his arrest that the same suspect committed both crimes.

On May 29, Youmtoub is accused of yelling at a Muni rider, grabbing him by the hair and slamming his face into a steel handrail. Police said the 28-year-old man suffered severe injuries including a broken nose.

Youmtoub was booked at County Jail on suspicion of various charges Sunday evening including two counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to jail records. Youmtoub is being held on $120,200 bail.



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