Bobby Brown, he of the strong body odor, charged with 15 felonies in four separate incidents, faces 72 years to life



The infamous Muni stabber’s infamous “strong body odor” is now safely behind bars, District Attorney Kamala Harris was happy to announce on Wednesday night.

Local transient and multi-county repeat offender Bobby Brown, 30, will be arraigned at 9 AM Thursday in both the stabbing of a 24-year old woman on a J-Church train on Monday and in the stabbing of an 11-year old boy on the 49-Van Ness/Mission line in September, Harris told a group of reporters at a hastily-arranged press conference.

Brown used a corkscrew in the Monday stabbing, not a knife, according to a DA spokesman.

Brown will also be charged in the Nov. 26 stabbing of a woman heading to a homeless shelter with her three children on McAllister Street and in one more incident, details of which are pending, the DA said. Update: From a release sent by the DA’s office, the fourth incident Brown’s been charged with is the Nov.14 stabbing of a 25-year-old woman at Sutter and Jones. Accodring to the DA’s office, Brown allegedly asked the victim for money, “she kept walking, and he came up to her and stabbed her twice in the waist.”

Brown’s most striking feature, never failing to be mentioned in the media, is a “strong body odor.” He was also charged with assault in 2004 after punching a woman on the BART system, The Examiner reported, and served time in San Mateo County Jail for indecent exposure in Half Moon Bay, the Anschutz organ also tells us.

Those left quaking in their boots, hiding indoors and/or holding their noses during Brown’s malodorous maraud can now breathe — and ride Muni — easy, for “We are ending tonight this defendant’s reign of terror,” Harris said.

In all, Brown faces 15 felony charges, Harris said. For those keeping score at home, they are — four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of battery with a deadly weapon, and two counts of battery on a person on transit. So for those slapping fools on buses, be advised: that’s double jeopardy, son.

If convicted of all charges, Brown’s stank will be behind bars for 72 years to life, Harris said.

Brown was held in custody as a suspect in the September incident but was released after the boy failed to identify him. The boy had a second chance to identify him on Wednesday, according to The Examiner, when presumably he fingered Brown as his attacker.

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  • kl2real

    Oh yeah, we all feel safer on Muni now that Bobby Brown’s in jail. Miss Whitney’s gonna need a new connection!

  • kl2real

    Oh yeah, we all feel safer on Muni now that Bobby Brown’s in jail. Miss Whitney’s gonna need a new connection!

  • Matt Baume

    Assaulting someone on transit is its own type of felony? I did not know that.

    I wonder if “72 years to life” really means much less.

  • Matt Baume

    Assaulting someone on transit is its own type of felony? I did not know that.

    I wonder if “72 years to life” really means much less.

  • Wil

    Are corkscrews protected under the second amendment? If not, I propose we get to work on banning them ASAP.

  • Wil

    Are corkscrews protected under the second amendment? If not, I propose we get to work on banning them ASAP.

  • bloomsm

    Why does the Appeal come down on the media for mentioning the suspect’s distinguishing characteristic, his aroma? The cops relied on it in charging him as a suspect.

  • bloomsm

    Why does the Appeal come down on the media for mentioning the suspect’s distinguishing characteristic, his aroma? The cops relied on it in charging him as a suspect.

  • amanda

    Several young women and a young boy were stabbed, and yet SF Appeal finds this all very amusing and wrties more jokes than facts. When a woman is stabbed right outside my house, I don’t think that’s very funny. I think this article is distasteful. What is the deal with all the casual jokes about the suspects body odor? It’s presumably a result of being homeless or mentally ill. Neither of those circumstances seems very funny to me at all.

  • amanda

    Several young women and a young boy were stabbed, and yet SF Appeal finds this all very amusing and wrties more jokes than facts. When a woman is stabbed right outside my house, I don’t think that’s very funny. I think this article is distasteful. What is the deal with all the casual jokes about the suspects body odor? It’s presumably a result of being homeless or mentally ill. Neither of those circumstances seems very funny to me at all.

  • cedichou

    How will they preserve the aroma until the trial, ban showers in jail? I’m looking forward to:
    prosecutor: is your aggressor in this room?
    witness: let me take a whiff to be sure.

  • cedichou

    How will they preserve the aroma until the trial, ban showers in jail? I’m looking forward to:
    prosecutor: is your aggressor in this room?
    witness: let me take a whiff to be sure.

  • Erik

    If you are offended by jokes about murder then you shouldn’t be reading the internet.

  • Erik

    If you are offended by jokes about murder then you shouldn’t be reading the internet.

  • langer_dan

    what is with this weird article? Someone sent me this link and I was expecting news from what I had thought was a decent website – what i got was some Perez Hilton (Chris Roberts) wannabe making light of local San Francisco people getting stabbed.

    And making repeated reference to “strong body odor”??! wow that is powerful investigative journalism at its best there Roberts. A homeless, crazy person in SF smells everybody!!

    Congratulations on that ground breaking fact.

  • langer_dan

    what is with this weird article? Someone sent me this link and I was expecting news from what I had thought was a decent website – what i got was some Perez Hilton (Chris Roberts) wannabe making light of local San Francisco people getting stabbed.

    And making repeated reference to “strong body odor”??! wow that is powerful investigative journalism at its best there Roberts. A homeless, crazy person in SF smells everybody!!

    Congratulations on that ground breaking fact.