Man Tosses Woman's Cats In the Bay
Officer Albie Esparza says that a homeless woman, known to locals as the "Cat Lady," was walking with her bags on the 100 block of the Embarcadero Monday evening when a man walked up to her, grabbed her bags, and tossed them into the water.
The bags had all her personal belongings, including her two cats.
The woman started screaming and witnesses saw her try to jump into the Bay to save her furry friends. Both police and firefighters were called to the scene where they dispatched a boat to look for the kitties.
Police found the bags; one cat was located inside, but was dead, and the second cat has not been located, Esparza said.
The suspect fled and has not been seen since. Animal Care & Control is working with the victim to track down the suspect, who was only described as a man wearing all black. He was also carrying a skateboard.
"I don't know if the man knew there were cats in the bag," Esparza told us.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact San Francisco Police at 575-4444.