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Friday, November 12, 2010

Spate of Pepper Spray Robberies Throughout San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:30 AM

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Five different robberies via pepper spray have been reported to police over a two-day period. That, to put it bluntly, is a lot of robbing and pepper-spraying.

The first recent "robbery w/Caustic Chemical" to crop up on the San Francisco Police Department's radar took place Wednesday in the 200 block of Florida at a shade before 9 p.m.

Two black men of undetermined age

pepper-sprayed a 41-year-old woman, made off with her cell phone, and

kicked her to boot.

At 10:37 p.m. in the 700 block of Page Two twentysomething black men jumped out of a 1993 Saturn, pepper-sprayed a 26-year-old man, and purloined his wallet, backpack, and iPod.

Capping off the evening, at 11:35 p.m. a 40-year-old black man at Pine and Larkin sprayed a 29-year-old woman and made off with the contents of her purse.

Yesterday, two more sprayings were reported. At 9:40 p.m. at Bush and Scott four black men of undetermined age took the purse, cell phone, and cold hard cash of a 28-year-old woman they sprayed in the eyes. Ten minutes later at Filbert and Pierce, a 45-year-old woman was sprayed, smacked over the head, and relieved of her purse and credit cards by two black twentysomethings.

Police are unsure at this time if this spate of sprayings and muggings are related.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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