A 56-year-old man was arrested on robbery, kidnapping and other charges after he allegedly stole another man’s phone and money Monday night, September 2, in the Castro neighborhood.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, at about 10 p.m. Monday, the “very intoxicated” victim, 26, was standing in front of a bar in the 2200 block of Market Street when Walton Waverly approached him and grabbed his cell phone from his hand.
Waverly then walked the victim around the corner, went through his pockets, and took his wallet, police said in a summary. Waverly flagged down a cab and fled the scene, but police pulled the cab over and took Waverly into custody, officers reported.
Police arrested Waverly on felony charges of second degree robbery, kidnapping, grand theft from a person, and violation of parole stemming from a previous burglary arrest. The victim’s phone and cash were recovered.
Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said Wednesday (September 4) that Waverly was discharged to parole.