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

Trans woman attacked in hate crime near Westfield Mall

Westfield Mall (Photo:

Westfield Mall (Photo:

A transgender woman was attacked Saturday near San Francisco’s Westfield Mall in an incident that police are investing as a hate crime.

The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. as the woman left the mall near Market and Fourth streets and walked past the male suspect, who “called her a ‘tranny'” and struck her “on the back of her heard with a wooden stick,” Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesman, said in an interview and written summary.

Manfredi said the suspect, who hasn’t been arrested, is a white male between the ages of 18 and 20 who was wearing “grungy, baggy clothing.”

The victim, who’s 49, suffered a bump on the back of her head but declined to be taken to a hospital. Nothing was taken during the incident.

Anyone with information in the cases may call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. People may also text a tip to TIP411. Type SFPD in the subject line. The incident number is 160 655 678.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, August 17, 2016 @ 1:36 pm PST
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