Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Assaulting San Francisco Police Officer With Skateboard - NBC Bay Area
San Francisco

San Francisco

The latest news from around San Francisco

Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Assaulting San Francisco Police Officer With Skateboard

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Assaulting San Francisco Police Officer With Skateboard
    San Francisco Police Department
    Vera Rideout

    A San Francisco woman was arrested Monday in connection with assaulting a police officer with a skateboard.

    Vera Rideout, 21, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, threats against an officer and possession of a controlled substance, police said.

    On Monday at 5:46 p.m., a San Francisco Police Department officer was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Fifth and Mission streets when he was assaulted with a skateboard, police said.

    Police said the suspect, identified as Rideout, was riding her skateboard when she approached the officer from behind and hit the officer in the back of the head with the skateboard.

    The officer was knocked off balance but did not fall to the ground, police said. He dismounted his bicycle and apprehended Rideout.

    Rideout challenged him to a fight as he took her into custody, police said.

    The officer was on-duty and in full uniform, and he was wearing a helmet during the assault, police said.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android