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Excelsior-Outer Mission Crime: Soccer Player Assaulted, Pit Bulls Kill Chihuahua, More

Here’s a recap of recent criminal activity in the Excelsior and Outer Mission neighborhoods between Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. Unless otherwise noted, all incidents were reported in the Ingleside Station’s daily blotter.

Landlord Dispute on the Streets

After allowing his homeless friend to sleep in his car parked on the 4300 block of Mission Street, a man’s vehicle was ticketed several times –– eventually accruing $800 in fines. Police officers intervened when a landlord dispute resulted in violence on at 5:06 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. When the car’s owner asked his friend for money to pay the tickets, the tenant threatened him with a knife, according to the owner. The tenant said he had drawn the knife in self-defense after the car’s owner hit him in the face. Neither man agreed to sign a citizen’s arrest form against the other and both were released.

Disturbing the Peace

A shirtless man wearing his pants as a bandana and brandishing a pair of brass knuckles was arrested after threatening passersby. After receiving a call from a witness on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m., Ingleside officers found the man in the middle of the intersection of Mission and Excelsior streets. The man, who had a long criminal history, was arrested and taken to Ingleside Police Station.

Gimme a Light

At 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, a man approached a couple sitting in a car on the 300 block of Paris Street. The stranger knocked on the window and, when the driver rolled down the window, asked for a match to light a cigarette.  After the driver gave him a match, the stranger drew a gun and demanded the rest of the driver’s belongings. A second robber asked the passenger for her purse and jewelry. Both passengers handed over their belongings and the robbers escaped in a waiting Mazda sedan.

Soccer Player Assaulted

A man stabbed a 16-year-old soccer player in the arm with a pair of scissors as the player was retrieving an out-of-bounds ball at Crocker Amazon Park on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 2:18 p.m. The victim’s friends called the police and a witness followed the suspect as he walked away from the field. When five police officers arrived, the witness pointed out the suspect near the intersection of Moscow and Amazon streets. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and treated for the his wound.

Pit Bulls Kill Chihuahua

Two pit bulls assaulted a 52-year-old woman’s Chihuahua, Joey, in an attack on the 600 block of Brunswick around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. The off-leash pit bulls ran down the block and assaulted the small dog as the woman and bystanders tried to separate the dogs. The woman, who was knocked over and dragged down the street while trying to protect Joey, was treated by medics at the scene. Joey was pronounced dead from a bite to his neck at a nearby animal hospital. On Dec. 2, SFPD announced that the pit bulls were in the custody of Animal Control.

Man Arrested for Carrying Unlicensed Gun

A customer at a grocery store on the 4500 block of Mission St. alerted a clerk that a man in front of the store had a gun around 12:08am on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Multiple units from Ingleside Police Station responded and found a group of men walking away from the store. One man who matched the suspect’s description was found to be carrying a loaded Glock semi-automatic firearm. The suspect, who was not licensed to own the weapon, said he had bought the gun at a farmers market. He was arrested and booked at Ingleside Police Station.

Mobile Muni Vandals

A Muni driver and a passenger told Ingleside Police station officers that several juveniles had boarded the 14-Mission bus and immediately started tagging the bus’s windows, doors and ceiling, around 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 near Mission and Italy streets. The responding officers requested surveillance footage from the bus’s cameras.

Muni Pickpocket Escapes

A woman riding the 29-Sunset bus past Crocker Amazon park around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, felt someone pulling her iPhone from her back pocket. As she turned around, she witnessed a woman running running off the bus and into the park with the phone.

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