SF man accused of throwing hammer at BART picketers

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A San Francisco man is accused of hurling a hammer at BART workers as they picketed outside the Daly City station on Monday.

Vincent Matteucci, 39, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony assault charges related to the attack that occurred on the same day that the BART strike ended.

The confrontation began when a companion of Matteucci's hollered at a group of BART employees, “Get your asses back to work,” according to prosecutors.

Matteucci then threw the hammer at the victims, missing them by 15 feet, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

After one of the picketers posed the understandable question, “What the f—,” Matteucci reportedly “just walked away,” saying nothing, Wagstaffe said.

Police were called, and one of the victims claimed Matteucci was armed with a knife. Officers located the suspect near the scene and reportedly found a metal straight pick in his pocket.

Matteucci called the tool his “Whittler,” Wagstaffe said.

Matteucci also told police that the attack was in self-defense.

During his arraignment Tuesday, Matteucci’s bail was set at $25,000. He remains in custody and is next scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 4.

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