Bat-Wielding Attacker Roams San Francisco

Categories: Crime
On the eve of the World Series, an accused violent criminal has found a diabolical manner of blending into a crowd. He's the guy with the baseball bat.

Details are sparse, but this much we know:

Police arrived this morning at 3 a.m. in the 400 block of Ellis to mop up the Tenderloin equivalent of the Juan Marichal-John Roseboro incident.

A 23-year-old Hispanic man was the recipient of a bat beating after he had some manner of argument with a twentysomething Hispanic man. Just like the Majors, the bat involved was wood -- no metals, ceramics, or composites here.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Batman is at large.

Whether the men knew each other, what the argument was about, and how, exactly, a wooden bat was produced and used as a deadly weapon is unclear at this time. The San Francisco Police are working on getting us those details.

It's also unclear if the attacker followed youth coaches' advice and choked up after two strikes.

Update, 2 p.m.: The SFPD reports the victim was outside smoking a cigarette when he was approached by an unknown man. The man insulted the victim prior to beating him on the arms and body with the wooden baseball bat. The victim was driven to the hospital by a friend. Thankfully, the bat in question was not metal and the victim avoided any shots to the head.

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