Parkgoer Loses Consciousness for Roughly Eight Hours After Man Assaults Him with Two-by-Four

A man sitting on a park bench in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood awoke Thursday morning after being beaten by a man armed with a two-by-four piece of wood and losing consciousness late Wednesday night, police said.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was sitting on a bench in Allyne Park near the intersection of Gough and Green streets at about 11 p.m. when a man approached him from behind, police said.

The suspect, described as a man in his 30s or 40s, apparently greeted the victim, saying, “What’s up” and then used a two-by-four to hit the victim repeatedly in the face and head, according to police.

Officers said the victim lost consciousness and didn’t wake up for about 8 hours.

When he awoke it was around 7 a.m. The victim waved down a cab, which he took to the hospital to get treatment, police said.

No suspects have been arrested and a motive for the assault remains under investigation, officers said.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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