Crime recap: three assaults, one involving those Mission red lanes

Installing the transit-only lanes. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

A bus driver and 20-year-old suspect got into an argument on Mission and 22nd street at 6 p.m. Thursday when the driver exited his bus to take a photo of the suspect’s car blocking the red bus lane, according to the SFPD crime report.

The suspect wasn’t happy. He took the driver’s phone, pushed him and threw the phone on the ground.  He then drive away.  No arrests were made and no injuries incurred.

Later Thursday night, two suspects – a young man and a woman told a 20-year-old man at 20th and Mission streets they wanted his money. The victim refused, eliciting a punch and more threats. The victim complied and the suspects fled southbound on Mission Street.

Early this morning at 2:20 a.m., two men and a woman, all in their 40s, hailed a cab.  At the 14th and Folsom drop off point,  they informed the driver they had no money.  An argument ensued,  the suspects stole the driver’s phone, and then fled on food.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found hereVictims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

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  1. I still don’t understand why there aren’t cameras on the front of buses, taking photographs of drivers in bus lanes and automatically sending them $400 tickets.

  2. Steven lauer

    Please use spellcheck… ‘fled on food’? , ‘he then drive away’? Really?

    • Steven Lauer's mom

      Seriously, that’s your complaint? Forget the story…I’ll just focus on a small typo.

  3. Jorge Gonzalez

    Wait a minute…I thought that all busses have that camera for this reason. WTF muni?

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