Women Stun-Gunned, Robbed In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Two San Francisco women were shocked with a stun gun and robbed while sitting in their car Wednesday evening in the city’s Balboa Terrace neighborhood, according to police.

The women, sisters ages 25 and 35, were in their car on Ocean Avenue at San Fernando Way at about 7:30 p.m. when two men in their 20s or early 30s approached, opened the doors and demanded money, police said.

The women both refused and one of the suspects shocked the women with a handheld stun gun device, police said.

The suspects then snatched the women’s purses, wallets and several credit cards, and fled on foot, according to police.

The women did not suffer significant injuries in the attack, police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

“They were stunned through their clothing,” Dangerfield said. “There were no visible injuries.”

No detailed suspect descriptions were available and no arrests were made.

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  • dan

    hmmm…let me guess the color of perpetrators…No I better not…Do not want to get accused of racism…

    • bob

      I’s sure is glad that theres comment sections on stories like these! gives me a safe place to express mah thoughts!

  • Ronald

    More thuggery via graduates of the SFUSD.

    • tn

      Probably right- they were graduates. If they didn’t graduate, they would’ve demanded money and wouldn’t have a stun-gun for a back-up / contingency plan.

  • ShutUp

    I’m stunned abd shocked.

  • life4takin

    It would nice if ignorant young criminals only came in one color…… it’s not that easy, stupidity comes in all colors.

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  • Mike Streadwick

    Too bad the women didn’t have a stun gun or pepper spray of their own so they could return the favor. It’s always a good idea to have a means of self defense with you when you’re in a bad neighborhood or high crime area. And for all we know the perpetrators may have been white and the victims black! Criminals come in all colors, shapes, and sizes and need to be made aware that their would-be victims may possess a sting of their own. To see our complete line of stun guns and defense sprays go to http://www.mcssafety.com .

  • Self-Defense Specialist Steve

    Unfortunately stun guns can be used for bad as well as good. Women should definitely consider getting a Taser stun gun to defend themselves. http://www.safetytechnologyonline.com/catalog/taser-stun-p-574.html

  • Linda Merchant

    This shows why we need to carry, or have available our own non lethal weapon for self defense. These ladies could have protected themselves before the robbers used their weapons on them. WE MUST be prepared to defend ourselves at all times. We don’t have to walk around all the time worried about being a victim, by carrying a non lethal self defense product I have found peace of mind. At first, when carrying mine, it was always on my mind. Now I am more relaxed but still alert of my surroundings.
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