Serial Gay Bashers On Loose in SF - NBC Bay Area

Serial Gay Bashers On Loose in SF

Three gay-bashing incidents connected.



    Serial Gay Bashers On Loose in SF
    Three men suspected of serial gay bashing are sought by SFPD.

    A pack of serial gay bashers are on the loose in San Francisco, and police are asking the public to help find them.

    Three men are suspected in two different hate crime attacks in the Castro and in Hayes Valley, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper.

    One attack occurred at 2:30 a.m. on March 29 in the 400 block of Castro Street; the second occurred April 7 at 10:40 p.m. near Market and Gough.

    In both cases, the men attacked victims while yelling homophobic slurs, according to police. They speak with "either an East Coast or a foreign accent," according to police.

    One suspect is a Hispanic man between 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, and black hair and clean cut, the newspapaer reported. A second is 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-7, with blond spiky hair, blue jeas, and a black puffy jacket, the newspaper reported.

    The third is white or Hispanic, 5-feet-10 inches tall, 150 pounds, with short blond hair.

    Police ask anyone with information to call the Police Department's special investigations unit at 553-1133, or phone the anonymous tip line at 575-4444.