The San Francisco Police Department and the FBI are looking for two suspects who beat two victims unconscious with a crow bar early Sunday, Jan 31 on 16th street between Mission and Valencia streets.
The incident is being treated as a hate crime because of the remarks being made against one of the victims who is trans-gender, according to Lt. Lyn Tomioka.
The incident began at around 2 a.m. when the two victims were eating at Taqueria Los Coyotes and one of the male suspects begun harassing one of the female trans-gender victims.
At some point one of the suspects took a swing at the trans-gender person and the male friend stepped up to the defense. A restaurant owner broke up the fight and the victims tried to leave by calling a cab.
At around 2:35 a.m. the suspects ran up from the behind the victims and yelled, “remember me now?” and proceeded to beat both victims with a chrome pipe.
The victims were unconscious and taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening.
The male suspects ran westbound on 16th street and no arrests were made.
The two suspects are identified as males 5’6, 150 lb, with black hair. One of them has tar marks on his lower teeth and was wearing a black button-up dress shirt and black pants at the time.
The other suspect was wearing black coat, dress pant and black glasses with thick frames.
These kind of crimes are considered rare and FBI involvement in hate crimes cases is common, according to Tomioka.
Any information call the SFPD hate crimes unit at 415-9163 or the anonymous tip line: 415-575-4444, you can also text a tip at 847411 type: SFPD+MSG.