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Monday, April 14, 2014

Driver Plows Into Security Guard After Argument (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

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Update 12:24 p.m.: Police provide more details on this attempted homicide. Read update at the bottom of the story

Original story 10:28 a.m.: A 27-year-old woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly drove her car into a security guard, not once, but twice, leaving him in critical condition.

Here's what happened: Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, the woman got into a verbal fight with the security guard of a building at the 200 block of McKinnon Avenue.

During the argument, the woman got into her black four-door car and started to leave when she allegedly steered her vehicle into the victim, hitting him.

And she didn't stop there.

The woman then turned her car around and drove back, running the victim down a second time, says Officer Gordon Shyy.

The assault ended when the woman collided with a rail. She was arrested at the scene. The victim -- a 43-year-old man -- was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Update: Sgt. Danielle Newman says the suspect in this case was making a commotion outside of a housing complex on McKinnon Avenue. Specifically, she was attempting to throw a brick through one of the building windows. The victim (the security guard) asked who the suspect was attempting to see and went to find that person.

"That person, was not at the complex, but was advised that the suspect was not welcome inside of the complex," Newman says. "The victim told the suspect she was not welcome inside of the complex. The suspect was belligerent, and the victim said he would call the police if she did not leave."

At that point, the woman started cursing at the victim and threatened to kill him. Naturally, the victim attempted to call the police on his cell phone. The woman grabbed the victim's cell phone and threw it into the street. The victim ran after his phone and was attempting to put the battery back in the phone when the suspect got into the vehicle and attempted to reverse the vehicle into the victim.

The victim got out of the way just in time. The suspect then aimed her vehicle directly at the victim a second time and accelerated, Newman says.

"The right front end of the vehicle hit the left side of the victim's body. The victim's body rolled onto the hood of the vehicle. As the suspect accelerated, the victim fell to the street," Newman says.

The suspect drove approximately one block and made a U-turn and accelerated toward the victim again. When the victim realized the vehicle was coming towards him, he attempted to stand and take cover behind some parked cars. But he was in too much pain, and had to crawl to the parked cars for shelter.

The suspect's vehicle hit the parked cars and continued on the crash into a cement barrier. Police arrived, and arrested 27-year-old Lataya Robinson of San Francisco. She was booked on the following charges:Attempted homicide, aggravated assault, felony vandalism, threats, felony DUI, damaging a phone to prevent a call for help, and speeding.

She's currently in jail.

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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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