A Bernal neighbor shared this sad story about a violent incident that happened over the weekend in Holly Park. Unlike the sanitized reports we receive from the SFPD, this provides the victim’s perspective on a very upsetting street crime:
Just to let Bernalwood know, my kid and some friends were violently assaulted and robbed at Hollly Park on Saturday night (October 5) at 10 PM. It was on the north side of the park, up where the little tables live along the third base side of the ball diamond at Bocana & Holly Park Circle
A bald white male was seemingly just walking by, and then all of a sudden, he punched my kid in the nose (two fractures), then asked for his backpack, wallet and phone. He was accompanied by a woman who actually was pleading with him not to do it, but didn’t or couldn’t stop him. He also took another kid’s skateboard. The kids were all 17-18 years old. They said he seemed hopped-up or drunk.
A police report was filed and my kid ended up at Davies Medical Cener via ambulance.
I just think there is some bad mogambo brewing over there lately, after the hit and run and all, and I feel people should be aware of it — and that this crazy guy is on the loose.
The amateur gumshoe in me thinks he is from around here, as it wasn’t gang-related, nor did it seem related to the near-by projects. Plus, the phone tracking thing lead to a scary-looking house on the 300 block of Richland for a few hours before the battery went out.
The main thing is that this was a seemingly random, and for-real violent episode that happened in our neighborhood.