Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Man arrested, released after Duboce Triangle quarrel

Sabry Naser

Sabry Naser

A man was arrested for trying to break into a Duboce Triangle home Tuesday morning, but the man disputes that it was a break-in.

According to police, at about 9 a.m., the suspect, 37, kicked the door to the victim’s apartment in the 100 block of Noe Street while the victim, 28, was inside. The suspect didn’t gain entry to the apartment, and he was arrested after the victim chased him.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Police have identified the suspect as Sabry Naser. He was booked on suspicion of burglary, threats, attempted auto theft, and battery. Naser, who was not in custody as of Thursday morning, according to the sheriff’s department’s website, didn’t immediately respond to a Facebook message from the Bay Area Reporter.

[Update, Monday, March 5]: In an interview Monday, Naser said that he’d been living in the building where the incident occurred with his boyfriend. His boyfriend’s ex also lives in the building, and there have been “issues,” especially between him and his boyfriend’s ex. Naser said that the man has followed him and taken photos of him in the past.

Last Monday, Naser was “mad” at his boyfriend and spent the night at a friend’s. The next morning, he went to make up with him.

Naser said that when he got there, his boyfriend looked angry and told him, “Get out of my house and don’t come here again.” He accused Naser of breaking into the ex’s Infiniti the night before.

“I was mad,” Naser said, and he went downstairs to the ex’s apartment. He said he used “a strong knock” on the door, which was already open. He then told the other man “I’m going to kick you out.”

He got inside the Mercedes he said that he and his boyfriend share and started the engine, but his boyfriend got in and stopped him from leaving.

Still angry, Naser said that he walked away toward Market Street with his boyfriend’s ex following him and taking photos with his phone.

The man was blocking him, and Naser said he used his hand to try to stop the ex from taking photos.

The other man hit him in his chest and face, he said, so Naser called police.

After his boyfriend and the ex told police that Naser had been trying to steal the Mercedes, and that he’d broken into the Infiniti and threatened them, Naser was arrested.

But a friend bailed him out of jail later Tuesday, and Naser said that charges against him aren’t being pursued.

Naser declined to share contact information for the other men involved in the incident.[End update]

— Seth Hemmelgarn, February 28, 2018 @ 5:33 pm PST
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