Monday, December 21

An undescribed victim was at 14th and Noe when reportedly approached by a 25-year-old black male. The man pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect fled with a laptop and cell phone and was (see? It happens!) later arrested, and property recovered.

Early Tuesday, December 22

2 Hispanic males in their 20s (heretofore to be described as “the suspects”) reportedly began a physical altercation with an undescribed man (heretofore to be described as “the victim”) on Dore St. During the altercation, one of the suspects stabbed the victim in his left thigh. The suspects fled in unknown direction, and the victim went to SF General with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests made.

An undescribed person (spoiler: this person will be the “victim”) was walking at Crescent and Agnon. A black male described as aged 17 or 18 reportedly approached the victim from behind and engaged said victim in conversation. The suspect then put his arm around the victim’s neck and pointed a gun to victim’s head. After going through the victim’s pockets and taking their property, the suspect fled on foot. No arrest here, but one out of three isn’t bad, which is easy to say when you are not being described as “victim” anywhere, I guess.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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