Three men beat and robbed another man in an anti-gay hate crime near San Francisco State University early this morning (Wednesday, January 11), according to police.
Police said the incident occurred at about 2:10 a.m. at Font and Tapia streets.
According to Officer Carlos Manfredi, a San Francisco Police Department spokesman, the suspects pulled up next to the victim in their car and called him a faggot.
The three men got out of their car and punched the victim several times. One of the suspects took the victim’s cell phone before fleeing with the other men.
The victim, 20, was treated at the scene. Police didn’t list any specific injuries in their summary.
The suspects’ car was described as a tan or cream-colored 4-door sedan.
All three suspects were described as 20 to 25 years old.
The first suspect is black, 5 feet 9 inches, and 140 pounds. He was wearing an olive, button-down, long-sleeve shirt with a crewneck undershirt, a beige bandana, and a thin goatee.
The second suspect is white, 5 feet 10 inches, and 150 pounds. He was wearing a baggy hoodie with baseball diamond print and baggy blue jean.
The third suspect is Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches, and 160 pounds. He was wearing a tan shirt and baggy pants.
Manfredi said police don’t know whether the victim is actually gay, and there don’t appear to have been any witnesses.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the special investigations division at (415) 553-1133, the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to 847411 and type SFPD, then the message. The incident number is 120 027 766.