mistaken identity

Grey van Jimmy Tronconis was driving when he was attacked.

Victim In Violent Vigilante Mistaken Identity Beating In Santa Rosa Describes His Ordeal

It was a case of vigilante justice gone terribly wrong. Two Santa Rosa men, fed up with crime in their neighborhood, were convinced they’d found their man. Unfortunately, they had the wrong guy.

02/11/2015

Richard Watkins of San Jose was shot and killed in front of his home. (Source: Richard Watkins Family Fund)

3 Arrested In Killing Of San Jose Man Outside His Home By Stray Bullet

Three suspects have been arrested following the killing of a man last month by a stray bullet outside of his San Jose home, police said Thursday.

10/09/2014

Jeremy Anecito

Hit-And-Run Driver In Clown Mask Attacks Bicyclist In Santa Cruz

A driver wearing a clown mask allegedly drove into a bicyclist in Santa Cruz last week in what police are calling a case of mistaken identity.

10/02/2014

Richard Watkins of San Jose was shot and killed in front of his home. (Source: Richard Watkins Family Fund)

San Jose Father Killed In Front Of His Home In Possible Case Of Mistaken Identity

A man was killed in front of his San Jose home in what may be a case of mistaken identity.

09/30/2014

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Drivers Voice Frustrations At Being Mistaken For Uber

Drivers in the Bay Area, New York and other big cities say they are increasingly experiencing unwanted passengers climbing in the back seat of their cars.

08/19/2014

Frenswa Raynor was shot in the face by an Oakland Police officer on April 3, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Teen Mistakenly Shot By Police Retains Lawyer

The family of an innocent 16-year-old boy shot in the face by Oakland police Wednesday night has retained a civil rights lawyer.

04/05/2013

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Oakland Police Officer Shoots Innocent Teen During Armed Robbery Investigation

An Oakland police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery near a downtown restaurant on Wednesday night shot and injured a teenager who wasn’t involved in the robbery, Police Chief Howard Jordan said Thursday.

04/04/2013

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Pimp Agrees To Plea Deal In Mistaken Identity Shooting

A pimp who killed a Northern California man in a mistaken identity shooting has agreed to a plea deal.

09/28/2012

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Harsh Tweets Wrongly Target Stanford Student

A student at Stanford University has received plenty of harsh messages on Twitter lately. He is being blamed for problems a major airline is having, but it’s a case of mistaken identity.

10/31/2011

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SF Restaurant Worker Dies After Apparent Mistaken Identity Shooting

A man who was shot after leaving work at a restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District early Tuesday morning has died.

08/31/2011

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