An incident police are calling road rage rattled a delivery driver in Cole Valley on Thursday, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said, and the suspect is still at large.
Cesar Ramirez, 34, of South San Francisco, told police he was making deliveries in the area of 17th and Clayton streets at 8:30 a.m. when a maniac in a brown Volvo S80 cut him off.
“He came from the right side and crossed in front so I would hit him,” Ramirez said. The driver of the Volvo then jumped out of the car brandishing a firearm and threatened to kill Ramirez.
“He said, ‘You want me to kill you, you bitch? You want me to shoot you, motherf-----?’” Ramirez told The San Francisco Examiner. Ramirez was scared, but he managed to memorize the Volvo’s license plate number and flee.
“I went around him and he chased me for about three or four blocks,” Ramirez said. The pursuit ended when, Ramirez suspects, the other driver realized he was heading to the Park Police Station.
Ramirez, who works for a dry cleaning company, called police when he arrived at the station, and they immediately sent out an officer. He gave police a description of the suspect and the car, along with the license plate number.
Police traced the vehicle’s registration to an address in the Bayview, but cops were unable to find the car or suspect there.
The suspect was described as a man aged 30 to 40, about 5-foot-10 and weighing more than 200 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
Ramirez said he was rattled by the ordeal.
“I was shaking,” he said. “I just wanted to continue doing my job.”