Bizarre Crimes of the Week: Yacht Club Arson, Radio Attack, Pussy Grabs Back

A Friday dose of peculiarity.

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San Francisco sees it’s fair share of crime — some serious, some less so. Here at SF Weekly, we’re paying attention to all of it — from the mundane to the bizarre. Here’s a roundup of some of the weirder situations that went down in our 49 square miles this week: 

Firewalker
Shortly before midnight on Thursday evening Fire Department officials responded to calls of a fire on University Street in Portola, right next to the North Basin reservoir. Upon arriving they found a 34-year-old man who had lit his clothing on fire. He was taken into custody. 

A Call For Pants
On Tuesday night a 66-year-old man living on O’Farrell and Stockton streets was the victim of a robbery. According to SFPD, the man fell asleep around 9 p.m. but woke up 10 minutes later to discover his pants and cell phone were missing. A suspect has yet to be apprehended. 

Yacht Arson
A boat was lit on fire Monday morning at a Yacht Club in the Marina. SFPD responded to the scene and discovered a 41-year-old man in the water. According to their account, he’d lit the boat on fire and then jumped into the water in an attempt to flee the scene. He was subsequently arrested. 

Radio Attack
Last Sunday, around 5:30 in the morning, a 28-year-old man was hit in the head with a radio while walking near Fifth and Market streets. The assailant ran away from the scene, and the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Blind Rejection
A 25-year-old man had his glasses stolen in the early hours of Saturday morning on Geary near Mason Street. A woman in her late twenties attempted to solicit the man, inviting herself up to his room. When he declined the offer, she pepper-sprayed him in the face and hit him with an unknown object. The victim’s eyeglasses fell off, and the woman picked them up and fled the scene. 

Flaming Wheelchair
A 61-year-old man had his wheelchair lit on fire while he slept in it on Saturday morning near the intersection of Harrison and Fourth streets. A passerby who witnessed the crime pulled him out of his chair and extinguished the fire. The man was taken to the hospital.

Pussy Grabs Back
In other news of the bizarre, Muni Diaries reports that sometime during the past week a woman tasered a man who was sexually harassing her on the bus. The day the event occurred and the bus line was not specified, but here’s a blow-by-blow of the events, according to a witness’s Facebook post: 

“SOME WOMAN JUST TASERED THIS SACK OF HUMAN GARBAGE WHO WAS SEXUALLY HARASSING HER ON THE BUS AND I AM ROLLING!!! I literally laughed/cackled aloud. #pussygrabsback Cold as ice, she just got up at her stop and stepped over his prone, twitching body and bounced. Several of us looked at each other like, ‘I dunno, should we help him?’ And then collectively decided, ‘Nah’ and returned to our phones.”

See anything crazy happen in our seven by seven city recently? We want to know about it! Send us a tip to nsawyer@sfweekly.com. 

 

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