We got a tip from a reader last week about a ruckus at Stanyan and Haight last week, and we’re here to report on it.
Last Friday, December 7, one of our readers spotted a cop cleanup and blood on the street outside the Haight McDonalds, the site of some 400 annual calls to the SFPD’s park station. It was unclear exactly what was happening: according to our witness, “there were police and first responders blocking the northbound lane of stanyan, a huge pool of blood on the sidewalk and like 16 cop cars all around the McDonald’s parking lot blocking the entrance.”
What happened, according to the SFPD’s Park Station statement, was that at shortly after 11 PM Friday night, two uniformed officers in a cruiser stopped in the street to investigate a man lying down in the road. When they approached, he jumped up and punched one of the officers in the head. According to a security guard at Whole Foods, who witnessed the incident, the assailant called for help from a group of street kids nearby.
The officers got word out for assistance, and were joined by other SFPD and UCSF cops. The assailant, apparently, is in custody. There’s been no statement issued about whether he was on drugs, or what kind.
The Park Station’s statement remains positive and upbeat about the outcome (both officers are alive), but states that one officer underwent “emergency surgery,” and the other suffered a concussion and continuing blurred vision.