Assaults with a lighter, a bottle and fists as well as gallantry from a 61-year-old boyfriend were the Mission incidents reported today in the weekend recap from the San Francisco Police Department.
12:52 a.m. Saturday, 400 block of Castro. A 21-year-old man asked a 35-year-old man for a lighter. The older man pulled out an aerosol can along with a lighter and attempted to burn the 21-year-old’s face.
Police said that right before the incident, the suspect had an argument with the victim’s friend. The suspect was arrested. It appears there were no serious injuries.
11:50 p.m. Saturday, Mission and 16th, also known as the most dangerous intersection in the Mission. Two 20-something men approached a 40-year-old on a bike and struck him over the head with a bottle. The suspects then grabbed the man’s bike and ran. The victim had a small cut on his head, but refused assistance.
2:30 p.m, Monday, 100 block of Hampshire. A man between the ages of 20 and 30 got into an argument with the girlfriend of a 61-year-old man. The older gentleman intervened and the younger man stabbed him in the forearm.
The suspect fled on foot and the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.
1:25 a.m., Tuesday, at 17th and Dolores. Four suspects jumped a 45-year-old man beating him up with their fists and giving him a bloody nose and a bruised face. They fled with his backpack, passport and cell phone. No arrests have been made.
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 Recovery Center at UCSF.