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August 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
A woman who was bound, raped, bludgeoned and dumped into San Francisco Bay gave a matter-of-fact account of how she survived the attack when she testified against a plumber who police believe is a serial rapist. "For a while, I was holding my head. It felt like there was nothing back there. It felt like it was just skin," the 21-year-old woman recalled Thursday, the scars from the October 1997 attack still visible through her long, thick hair. The woman, identified only as Amber M., was working as a prostitute at the time.
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August 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
A woman who was bound, raped, bludgeoned and dumped into San Francisco Bay gave a matter-of-fact account of how she survived the attack when she testified against a plumber who police believe is a serial rapist. "For a while, I was holding my head. It felt like there was nothing back there. It felt like it was just skin," the 21-year-old woman recalled Thursday, the scars from the October 1997 attack still visible through her long, thick hair. The woman, identified only as Amber M., was working as a prostitute at the time.
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NEWS
April 10, 1986 | RUTH SNYDER, Times Staff Writer
A group of teen-agers, shouting "diseased faggot" and "you're killing us all," dragged David Johnson from his car in a supermarket parking lot last December, beat him with their skateboards, kicked him and clawed his face. Johnson's jaw and three ribs were broken, his head was gashed, his kidneys bruised, and his face and neck cut with deep fingernail scratches. "I just keep thinking . . . why did this happen? What did we do?"
NEWS
January 20, 1999 | Associated Press
Three pie throwers who pelted Mayor Willie Brown in the face were convicted of battery Tuesday by jurors who apparently decided that the offense was not so serious. The jury deliberated for more than a day and asked the judge whether "throwing a pie can be regarded as an act of comedy and not as an act of battery." Ultimately, they convicted the activists of battery, which carries a six-month jail term.
NEWS
July 10, 1989
San Francisco police said they arrested a man suspected of attacking a 16-year-old girl with an ax during the robbery of her mother's copy store. Alvin Haynes, 32, was was taken into custody after his sister called police and said her brother was ready to turn himself in, police said. Investigators believe Haynes entered the store and asked to use the bathroom, before taking an ax from a toolbox and holding it to the throat of Melody Lacy, 33.
NEWS
December 27, 1993 | Associated Press
A robbery suspect has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man who tried to stop an attack on a woman near Fisherman's Wharf. Robert White, 35, was charged Thursday in the death of Michael Stuckey, who was stabbed in the chest when he came to the aid of the woman. The robbery victim, Susan Sloan of San Francisco, said she was walking on Bay Street, carrying groceries home, when a man grabbed her from behind at Taylor Street.
NEWS
July 24, 1989
A grand jury in San Francisco has cleared four police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the removal of a file in the case of an officer accused of hitting farm labor leader Dolores Huerta. "We are of the opinion that there is not sufficient evidence to lodge criminal charges against anyone," the grand jury said in a statement to the San Francisco Police Commission.
NEWS
April 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Federal prosecutors, angered by a defense lawyer's taunts and challenges to brawl, went to court Wednesday hoping to wipe the smile off his face. U.S. Atty. William T. McGivern contends that Sausalito lawyer Michael H. Metzger challenged a prosecutor to a fistfight outside the courthouse--but only if the prosecutor would sign a waiver promising not to sue for medical bills.
SPORTS
February 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Darryl Shannon suffered a broken nose and bruised right eye after being robbed early Wednesday morning. According to a San Francisco police report, an intoxicated Shannon, whose team played at San Jose on Thursday, was beaten after he went searching for a group of people who stole his coat.
NEWS
November 30, 1994 | Associated Press
A man stabbed his girlfriend and drank her blood after seeing the movie "Interview With the Vampire," police said. Lisa Stellwagen, who survived being stabbed seven times in the chest and back, told police that Daniel Sterling "was drinking her blood for several minutes," Inspector Reno Rapagnani said. The two went together Nov. 17 to see the Tom Cruise drama about three vampires who consume the blood of humans, rats, pigeons and poodles, police said.
NEWS
December 27, 1993 | Associated Press
A robbery suspect has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man who tried to stop an attack on a woman near Fisherman's Wharf. Robert White, 35, was charged Thursday in the death of Michael Stuckey, who was stabbed in the chest when he came to the aid of the woman. The robbery victim, Susan Sloan of San Francisco, said she was walking on Bay Street, carrying groceries home, when a man grabbed her from behind at Taylor Street.
SPORTS
February 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Darryl Shannon suffered a broken nose and bruised right eye after being robbed early Wednesday morning. According to a San Francisco police report, an intoxicated Shannon, whose team played at San Jose on Thursday, was beaten after he went searching for a group of people who stole his coat.
SPORTS
June 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Fred McGriff of the San Diego Padres and pitcher Trevor Wilson of the San Francisco Giants were suspended for four days and fined an undisclosed amount by National League president Bill White on Tuesday for their roles in a bench-clearing incident at San Francisco last week. McGriff charged the mound when Wilson hit him with a pitch after a grand slam by Gary Sheffield. The incident triggered a brawl among the players from both clubs.
NEWS
April 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Federal prosecutors, angered by a defense lawyer's taunts and challenges to brawl, went to court Wednesday hoping to wipe the smile off his face. U.S. Atty. William T. McGivern contends that Sausalito lawyer Michael H. Metzger challenged a prosecutor to a fistfight outside the courthouse--but only if the prosecutor would sign a waiver promising not to sue for medical bills.
NEWS
February 17, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Was Holden Charles Hollom a hero who adroitly used his taxicab to chase and pin a fleeing mugger to a building wall? Or, as the mugger's lawyer later put it, was Hollom an overzealous "cowboy" who needlessly fractured the assailant's leg in the capture? Whatever the answer, a $24,595 civil jury award to the mugger last week sparked a burst of protests and raised questions about a legal system that seemed to have gone crazy by favoring the criminal over the good citizen.
SPORTS
February 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A female acquaintance has accused San Francisco 49er owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. of assaulting her in his suburban San Francisco home, police said. Menlo Park police are investigating the allegation, but no charges have been filed, according to Det. Dominick Peloso. The woman, whose name was withheld, told police DeBartolo assaulted her about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at his Menlo Park residence, about 25 miles south of San Francisco.
NEWS
February 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A "good Samaritan" taxi driver who captured a fleeing mugger by pinning him against a wall with his cab has been ordered to pay $25,000 for breaking the crook's leg. A San Francisco Superior Court jury decided that cabbie Charles Hollom, 51, used excessive force when he pinned Ocie McClure to a wall. The jury awarded McClure $24,595. According to police reports, Hollom, who had driven a cab for 25 years, saw McClure robbing a Japanese tourist in May, 1989, and gave chase.
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