SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A 32-year-old San Francisco man is facing a string of charges resulting from a day-long crime spree that ended in a violent crash that injured a former Supervisor and State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and three others.
While no one was critically injured, one woman suffered a gash over her head and one man went to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Ammiano, meanwhile, is recovering from cuts and whiplash.
Police spokeswoman Monica McDonald told KCBS that suspect Ronnie Moody’s day started at about 10 a.m. that when he stole a black Mercedes at 16th and Mission streets.READ MORE: Second Straight Burning Man Cancellation Divides Locals, Health Officials
Later at 5:30 p.m., police tried to intervene after Moody got into a fight with a woman inside a business in the Ingleside neighborhood. He nearly struck one of the officers when he sped off.
He drove to Jackson and Kearny streets in the Financial District where he tried to steal a woman’s purse, then headed towards South of Market are at 6th and Mission streets, he slammed into a car carrying former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.
“We all heard a large noise and screeching; it all happened in an nanosecond and then we saw this black Mercedes hurtling towards us and it hit us head-on,” he said.
Moody tried to run from the crash scene but was taken into custody a few blocks away.
“He clearly did not want to go to jail; he did not want to be taken into custody by officers. It’s definitely not your average traffic collision or anything like that. It’s a little out of the ordinary.”