We all do it. We put on headphones or earbuds and listen to books, music or other downloads and walk to work.
That is what a 32-year-old woman did just after 7 a.m. Friday morning in the Mission. She was on her way to work downtown, but on York between 18th and 19th streets, someone hit her over the head with a blunt object. She never saw it coming.
“He tried to take her bag and ran off on foot,” wrote her roommate.
The victim had to have her head stapled, according to her friend. She has brain swelling and some hearing loss in her left hear.
If you have any information about the man in the photo, please contact police at the anonymous tip line: 415-552-4558.
And, as her roommate wrote, “be hyper-aware, even in the morning.”
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.