Teen robs elderly roommate at knifepoint

A San Francisco teenager has been accused of attempting to rob an 82-year-old man — who also happens to be his roommate, police said.

The elderly man, who rents a room in the Oceanview home where the 18-year-old man lives with his family, told cops he feared for his life when the teen allegedly accosted him in the residence late Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 2:45 p.m. in the 3000 block of San Jose Avenue, police said.

Dominic Souse, 18, allegedly “put his arms” around the 82-year-old victim, said “Let’s go,” and then marched the fragile man to a nearby convenience store, police said.

At the store, the teen, who witnesses say was armed with a knife, then demanded the elderly man to withdraw cash from an ATM, police said.

The witness intervened and called cops. Souse fled but was later arrested, police said. Cops were perplexed that anyone would rob a roommate who could easily identify them.

“Kind of a foolish thing to do when you live in the same house,” police spokesman Albie Esparza said. “And it’s elder abuse.”

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