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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Transgender Woman Attacked on Halloween

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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A 43-year-old transgender woman was attacked Halloween night as she walked though the Mission District, according to police.

The woman was on the 500 block of Valencia Street when the suspect approached her and started yelling gay slurs at her and threatened to kill her for being transgender, police said.

The suspect used the cooler he was carrying and knocked the victim on the side of her forehead. When she looked up, she noticed he also had a pocket knife, so she sprayed him with Mace, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi.

When police arrived, the victim refused medical treatment, however, the suspect was taken to Davies Medical Center and treated before being booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, terrorist threats, and a hate crime allegation.

The suspect was only described as a 41-year-old black man.

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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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