A 24-year-old woman walking near Franklin Park at Bryant and 16th Streets was accosted by a 37-year-old man shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The man grabbed onto the woman and told her she that she had “start working for him,” according to police. When the woman tried to pull away, the man started beating her with a cellphone charger wrapped around his hand. The police arrived on the scene shortly and took the man into custody. The woman, who went to San Francisco General Hospital, had several teeth knocked out and cuts to her face.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the attacker had been booked on suspicion of several other crimes including sexual assault and human trafficking.
Near 17th and Sanchez Streets, a man and two women robbed a 29-year-old man who was walking near that corner around 9 p.m. Tuesday. The group, believed to all be in their 20s, punched the man from behind and took his smart phone before fleeing the scene. The man had minor bruising to his face.
A witness driving near the corner of Potrero and 23rd Street around 11:30 p.m. called emergency services to report that someone had set a donation bin near San Francisco General Hospital. San Francisco Fire Department put out the fire and believe it to be a case of arson, though there’s no suspect information at this time.
If you have any information about any of the incidents described above you can leave an anonymous tip at Mission Station by calling 415-552-4558.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recover Center at UCSF.