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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Robber Dons Halloween Mask -- 'Tis the Season

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 1:30 PM

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The changing colors of the leaves, the sight of children walking to school, the onset of rain or snow, the odors of ubiquitous barbecues on sunny days: These are all poignant reminders of the changing seasons. Here's one no one will wax nostalgic over:  The report of a crime being committed by a person wearing a Halloween costume.

What appears to be the first Halloween mask-wearing violent robber of the Halloween season struck yesterday at Silver Avenue and Ledyard Street in Bayview. 

A 40-year-old woman sitting on a park bench was attacked by a teenager outfitted in "a Halloween mask." A second teen then made off with her purse.

Our calls are in to the San Francisco Police Department to determine what manner of mask was being worn.

As Halloween costume shops crop up, so do instances of criminals in bizarre costumes. Tuesay's bizarre incident of a man outfitted as a Batman vampire knocking over a McDonald's in Belmont made national news.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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