03/07/06 06-023

03/07/06 06-023


March 07, 2006

Subject:     San Francisco Police Investigating Beating Of Homeless Man In Chinatown

San Francisco Police are investigating the beating of a homeless man in the early morning of last Sunday, March 5.  In this incident, three to four Asian males repeatedly beat the man who was sleeping in a doorway on Waverly Place in Chinatown.  A surveillance camera at that location recorded the assault on video. The owner of the business contacted police about the beating and the videotape yesterday, and the General Work Section of the police department initiated an immediate investigation.  After the suspects left, the victim also left, leaving his belongings behind.  Police have identified the victim, who has not come forward.


Based on the videotape, the three suspects are described as follows:


Asian males in their early to late 20s

  • One wearing a black tank top, a hip-length jacket, and white shoes;
  • One wearing a long-sleeve, white hip-length shirt, faded blue jeans, and black shoes;
  • One wearing a hip-length dark jacket, light-colored shirt, white pants, and white shoes.


There is a suspect vehicle involved, possibly a Honda Civic, gray or silver, missing a hubcap on the front passenger wheel.


Persons with information are urged to contact the General Work Section, 553-1141, or to call the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444.


Copies of the surveillance footage are available from the Public Affairs Office.


For more information, please contact:


Public Affairs Office


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]