Woman Tied Up, Strangled by Man She Met on BART

Categories: BART, Crime

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A local woman's BART fling turned into a night of crime when she was strangled and robbed after having sex with a man she had met on the train.

Police say the 36-year-old woman had met the suspect at the Powell Street BART station on Monday night, and the two exchanged phone numbers. The next morning at about 4 a.m., he reportedly called her and the two agreed to meet up.

She invited him over to her place on the 200 block of Berry Street where the couple had consensual sex. Afterward things turned ugly, police said.

Officer Albie Esparza says the man demanded money from the woman and then tied her up and strangled her before fleeing with her stuff. At about 7:45 a.m., the victim was able to free herself and call police. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was treated for bruises to her face and neck.

The woman didn't have any information about the unidentified man who was described as a 35-40-year-old black man, about 5-foot-11, weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, jeans, and black-and-white shoes.

"We're trying to see if we can get an ID on the suspect," Esparza said.

In the meantime, he warned locals to be careful when meeting up with strangers. "Anytime you meet someone new, you should try to obtain basic information about them, or take a picture with your smartphone just so if anything were to happen, like in this case, you can give information to the police. "




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rhonda402001
rhonda402001

well women are disparate, I can already tell what and who she was. now the man got her address, what a nasty women..those women are very sexual and aggressive with their sexuality,  they cant wait for a mans character to show up which takes 4-6 months, if she'd waited at least 3 to 6 months, she'd get to see who he really is. women don't wait now. men know it and use it.

red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

You don't meet real humans on BART.

mick666
mick666

Wow. Whatever happened to street smarts?

Pinche
Pinche

So she met a stranger on BART, gave him her phone number, invited him over to her house in the middle of the night?  What could possibly go wrong?

Oh the power of victimhood!

ben1234
ben1234

Regardless of the females carelessness, it is not an invitation to get robbed and beaten.  She may have exercised poor judgement but did she deserve what happened to her?  No.

Sherry Ezhuthachan
Sherry Ezhuthachan

why is the woman called a ho? why not the man? there entire apps setup for this sort of hookup culture - it happens all around us and all genders are involved. No matter your behavior/dress/etc. - no one asks to be violently attacked, tied up, strangled and robbed. How about judging the man for his level of violence here? What drove him to that? Why?

Darryl Manco
Darryl Manco

Guess she forgot what her parents said, "Don't talk to strangers."

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

I was wondering if they had sex he must have left his sperm there! They can do a DNA test!! That's if he has a criminal record!

William Dolan
William Dolan

@Teresa Kossob, hit the nail on the head.... @Rhiannon Price, no one is on the "verge of suggesting women who act in a certain way are asking to be raped/attacked." If you are a female and you ho yourself out by bringing HOME random strangers from the Bart, Bar, Club, etc., or someone you don't know who calls you at 4 a.m., you are assuming the risk of whatever the result may be. Like if you have unprotected sex, then get HIV, same concept. Of course she didn't deserve this, but this is pure and simple common sense, if you take risks like this, and something happens like it did, maybe it's time to look introspectively at WHY and HOW this situation transpired... Moral of the Story = don't be a ho!

Lik Roper
Lik Roper

i stopped bringing home strays a long time ago...you never know who to trust...you can't fall asleep in front of them...

Jamal Jeanpierre
Jamal Jeanpierre

The description is a black man (light to dark skin) 150-250 pounds with clothes on smh

Teresa Secundus
Teresa Secundus

Whether or not someone invites a stranger into their home, the stranger has no right to do bodily harm against them. Common sense says to not put yourself at risk for something like that to happen, but I don't think she was "asking for it," as if she wanted to be beaten, robbed and tied up. Hopefully the police can track where the phone call came from. If she's on Berry Street in Mission Bay she might live in an apt with a video camera also, so perhaps there might be a recording.

Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll

People who like rough trade. I hope Missy exercises more caution next time she goes slumming.

Vicky Vega
Vicky Vega

Who the hell would answer a nobodies call at 4am and invite the guy over??? Thirsty!

Mike Sillman
Mike Sillman

I thought being tied up and strangled was a pretty standard sex act in SF...oh wait..he killed her. Not supposed to take it that far..

John Tam
John Tam

Your mom was right when she said don't talk to strangers and don't take candy from them. Even if you gave him so much as a hint as to what your name is, he'll find you on social media.

barry.nel
barry.nel

Should the exchange of mobile numbers not be a dead give away?

Teresa Kossob
Teresa Kossob

If I gave a random guy my number then he called me at 4am, yeah I'd be asking for it.

Rhiannon Price
Rhiannon Price

@ Patrick - pay as you go anonymous numbers are easy to get @ Teresa - that's a pretty sweeping judgement to make when you don't know the specifics. You verge on suggesting women who act in a certain way are asking to be raped/attacked..? Thought as a society we were moving on from that mindset.

Gram Graham
Gram Graham

Cool, on top of the cloth seats, I now have to worry about dudes trying to get into my pants.

Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown

says she had no info, but didn't she have his phone #?

franco1
franco1

@ben1234 I agree, no one deserve to be a victim and perpetrators should always be held accountable for their crimes.  But, without negating that sentiment, you can still believe in spreading the message that what the victim did was very dangerous and discourage other people from doing the same. 

I think sometimes because people are too worried about appearing to engage in so-called "victim blaming" they fail to use examples like this as warnings to remind people of certain bad decisions that can quickly get them in a dangerous situation. 

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@Sherry Ezhuthachan They were both being sexually permiscuous.  And really dumb if I might add.  


UncleThomas
UncleThomas

@whateveryousay I love how you call them dumb directly after you misspell 'promiscuous.' Although I don't disagree with you, they're both quite dumb, yes.

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