We may have escaped the Rapture on Saturday, but crime remained. The major incident occurred on Friday when a suspect, still at large, used a screwdriver to stab a 32-year-old male riding the 14-Mission bus.
The victim, stabbed multiple times, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and remains in critical condition, said SFPD spokesman Officer Albie Esparza.
The incident occurred Friday at 7:55 p.m., when the 14-Mission arrived at Precita Avenue. It began when a group of riders in their late teens or early twenties began arguing with the victim and several other passengers, police said. During the argument, someone took out a screwdriver and began stabbing the victim.
So many people were involved in the attack that witnesses failed to see who was responsible for the stabbing, Esparza said. Moreover, the suspect managed to escape along with the others involved in the fight. Police are reviewing security footage from the incident to identify the suspects.
When such incidents occur on Muni, other passengers should call the police immediately, Esparza said, adding that paying attention to details can help police arrest the suspects.
Saturday: A Home Invasion
On Saturday night, a 42-year-old male walked into the kitchen of his apartment on Hoff Street at 8:15 p.m. and discovered a burglar. The intruder jumped out of the second-story kitchen window and fled, police reported.
The tenant told police the suspect was in his early twenties. Nothing was reported missing.
Sunday: Another Stabbing
A second stabbing occurred at 4 a.m. on Sunday. A police unit found a 50-year-old man bleeding from lacerations on his arm on Mission Street close to 26th Street.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, but he was uncooperative and would only say that he got into a fight with his roommate. He was taken to SF General.
Early Monday: Strong-arm Robbery
Two suspects who appeared to be in their teens approached a 36-year-old male on 24th Street near Valencia and demanded his money.
The victim said he had none, and one of the suspects pulled out a handgun.
The victim ran, and the suspects did not chase him.
There were no injuries reported and no items were stolen, but if you find yourself in a similar situation, police recommend that you cooperate.
Anyone with information on any of the weekend crimes is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department at 415-552-4558.