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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Man Beaten, Gnawed By Four Robbers -- Who Filch His Sweatshirt

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 7:30 AM

click to enlarge If you wear a sweatshirt like this, the SFPD cannot guarantee your safety
  • If you wear a sweatshirt like this, the SFPD cannot guarantee your safety
Like "stupid and clever" the line between "heroism and foolishness" is often very fine. A San Francisco man can ponder that after he chose to fight off a quartet of would-be robbers Tuesday morning and lost his shirt -- literally.

Police responded to the 2:13 a.m. call on the 4700 block of Mission and met with a man who "had several bruises and what appeared to be human bite marks." The man told officers he was walking home when the suspects approached him and demanded his money and phone. He pulled the Walter Sobchak "what's mine is mine" routine and the fight was on.

In addition to the striking and the biting, one of the four robbers took the victim's sweatshirt and ran off with it. This, report the police, was the only item stolen. We can only assume it was a hell of a sweatshirt.

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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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