Car Theft Suspect Rams Pedestrian, Car Before Smashing SF Marina District Home
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Police are looking for people who were inside a car that drove erratically and hit a pedestrian and an occupied car in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood on Tuesday night, a police spokesman said.
Officers in the area of Bay Street saw a vehicle possibly linked to auto boosting around 9:40 p.m., Officer Albie Esparza said.
The officers followed the vehicle as it sped away then hit a pedestrian and another vehicle in the area of Franklin and Chestnut streets, Esparza said.
The vehicle then crashed into a building and the people in the car fled on foot into the area of Aquatic Park, he said. Witnesses said the car may have been going as fast as 60-miles-per-hour at the time of the crash.
“We got angry because we saw those guys run away,” witness Diane Chauliac said. “I was yelling ‘murderer, you’re a murderer.’”
Several individuals were detained but no one was in custody early Wednesday, according to Esparza.
The pedestrian and the driver of the rammed vehicle were injured, but both are expected to survive. The garage of the home rammed in the chase suffered extensive damage.