Park Ranger Struck by Glass Bottle at Marijuana Festivities

A San Francisco park ranger was struck in the head with a glass bottle while on patrol at the marijuana festivities in Golden Gate Park on Monday evening, police said.

Police said the victim, described as a 51-year-old park ranger employed by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, was sitting on an all-terrain vehicle around 7:15 p.m. in the park’s Sharon Meadow when a man approached him from behind.

The suspect, a 37-year-old man, hit the park ranger in the head with a glass bottle.

Police said the park ranger was taken to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital with a headache and complaints of pain. He was released within a few hours.

Officers took the suspect into custody and are continuing to investigate the motive for the attack. The suspect’s name was not immediately available from police.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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