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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giants Fan Clinging to Life After Brutal World Series Assault

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

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Police are reporting that a 37-year-old man is suffering major head trauma after he was attacked by a group of men as he celebrated the World Series in the Haight District Sunday night.

According to police, the victim joined thousands of other baseball fans who took to the streets after the Giants won the championship. Sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m., the victim says he was surrounded by five men at the intersection of Haight and Masonic streets.

The victim told his roommate that the men beat him repeatedly with a metal object, hitting him numerous times in the head. The men ran in an unknown direction after the attack, police said.

The injured man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with major head trauma that's considered life-threatening.

Police had no suspect description at this time, and no arrests have been made. Anyone who might have seen something is asked to call the cops at the anonymous tip line at 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip to TIP411.

Later today, the District Attorney is expected to announce charges for the three dozen people who were arrested after baseball fans went on a tear Sunday night after the Giants won. The SWAT team was called out to break up groups in the Mission as well as near AT&T Park where unruly fans were tossing beer bottles and setting fires, including one to a Muni bus.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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