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Friday, March 23, 2012

Woman Beaten on Muni in Apparent Hate Crime

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

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Police are trying to track down a female who allegedly assaulted another woman on Muni, and told witnesses she attacked her fellow passenger because of their "racial differences."

The alleged hate crime happened just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday when the victim -- a 26 -year-old woman -- was sitting on Muni minding her own business as she rode through Potrero Hill. The suspect reportedly punched her and kicked her several times before the bus driver intervened, and ordered the suspect off the bus, according to news reports.

When police arrived, the visibly shaken victim told officers that the suspect had made comments about her race as she attacked her.

A witness on the bus also told police that when he asked the suspect what her problem was, she told him that she was provoked by their racial differences.

Police are reviewing surveillance from the bus, and believe they have identified the suspect, though they would not release her name. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the

Police Department's Bayview Station at 671-2300, the department's

anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or send a tip by text message to


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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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