San Francisco police said Wednesday that they have arrested an Oakland man in connection with a brutal assault on a woman at a citywide Pride weekend event called Pink Saturday. Christie Smith reports.
After a nearly monthlong manhunt, San Francisco police said Wednesday that they have arrested a 23-year-old Oakland man in connection with a brutal assault on a woman at a citywide Pride weekend event called Pink Saturday.
Christopher Porter-Bailey was taken into custody on Friday following the June 30 attack on a 28-year-old San Francisco woman, where she was not only robbed of her purse and cell phone, but kicked in the face so hard that she was knocked unconscious. On Monday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery, aggravated assault and battery likely to produce serious injury and remains in custody on $200,000 bail.
Police released a video on July 5 showing a portion of the attack, especially highlighting one man wearing jeans, a cap and a black hoodie.
On Wednesday, police officer Albie Esparza said that Porter-Bailey is the same man featured in the video. But he would not disclose any more, including if the dissemination of the video helped in the case.
When they released the video, police said the woman was robbed by five men and one woman. There were no updates Wednesday on the other people, other than police stating that they were trying to figure out if Porter-Bailey and his entourage were the same ones who committed other robberies and assaults on June 30 on Market Street between Civic Center and Castro Street around the same time period.
The woman has since been treated and released from the hospital.
Police did not release a mug shot of Porter-Bailey, but they had earlier released photos of the suspect seen in the attack.
Pink Saturday is a street party held before the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.
NOTE: The video below contains content some might find disturbing.