Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

Bench warrant issued for SSF woman who allegedly called group ‘faggots’ and attacked man with knife

Cynthia Diaz. Photo: San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.

Cynthia Diaz. Photo: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department.

A bench warrant has been issued for a South San Francisco woman who allegedly called a surfboarder and his friends “faggots” then attacked him with a hunting knife.

Cynthia Diaz, 34, was due to appear for her arraignment Tuesday, July 28 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, exhibiting a deadly weapon “in a rude, threatening, or angry manner,” and battery.

But according to her attorney, Kevin Allen, she didn’t show up in court. Diaz had been in custody on $75,000 bail. Allen didn’t know when she’d been released.

He declined to comment today (Wednesday, July 29) on whether he has any idea where Diaz is and whether he’s talked to her since Tuesday.

The incident in which she’s charged occurred early on a recent night at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. The victim “was waxing his surfboard” while at the beach with his wife and friends when Diaz and her boyfriend allegedly approached them “and started calling them ‘faggots,'” the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office said in a summary of the June 23 attack.

“An argument ensued,” and Diaz allegedly “pulled out a large hunting knife and came at the victim’s group,” prosecutors said. Diaz, her boyfriend, and the victim “engaged in a struggle, and the victim suffered scratches and a tear to his wetsuit,” the DA’s office said.

His wife called police. When they arrived, they recovered an 8-inch knife from Diaz’s car, according to prosecutors, who added, “The police noted the defendant was drunk and claimed she acted in self-defense.”

Deputy District Attorney Holly Coulehan is prosecuting the case.

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 29, 2015 @ 2:55 pm PST
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