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Friday, September 3, 2010

Stabbing Follows Quarrel Over Baseball Cap

Posted By on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM

click to enlarge Was this the source of tension?
  • Was this the source of tension?
A sporting argument over a man's baseball-style cap culminated in a stabbing last night in the Mission.

A Hispanic man in his 30s was approached by a black man he did not know at Mission and 18th at around 4:15 Thursday afternoon, police say.* A discussion ensued about the cap the first man was wearing -- and that it bore the logo of a sports team the second man did not favor. Minds were not changed by this discourse -- but blood was spilled.

The debate ceased when the suspect, aged 30 to 40, stabbed the hat-wearing man. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The San Francisco Police Department is loath to reveal what manner of cap spurred such a pointed response from the alleged knife man. Sergeant Mike Andreychak said that information "goes to identify the suspect." He would only say it was a debate over "rival sports teams" triggered by a "baseball-style cap" -- meaning the hat could have borne the logo of a baseball, football, hockey, or even soccer team. It could even have been a WNBA chapeau for all we know.

So, cap-wearing San Franciscans beware -- the suspect is still at large and takes his sporting allegiances very seriously.

*An earlier version of this story listed the wrong time for the incident due to your humble narrator's momentary incompetence in reading the 24-hour clock.

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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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