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Friday, June 13, 2014

Homeless Man Beaten While Sleeping on Bench in Golden Gate Park

Posted By on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Not the victim, but you get the idea
  • Not the victim, but you get the idea

San Francisco police are looking for a man who reportedly beat up a homeless man as he slept on a park bench in Golden Gate Park.

According to Sgt. Danielle Newman, the transient was known to frequent the area where he was sleeping. Yesterday at about 2 p.m., he was napping on a bench at the intersection of JFK Drive and the Great Highway when an unknown man woke him up in the most unpleasant way.

Newman says the suspect -- only described as a 30 to 40-year-old man -- kicked the homeless man in the face without provocation. The man ran off in an unknown direction after the attack.

The 53-year-old victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he's being treated for a broken nose and a black eye.


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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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