Police are hunting for the heartless thug who dragged a sleeping homeless man into the street, bashed his head on the concrete and robbed him in Fisherman’s Wharf early Sunday.
Just before 4 a.m., police said, the 48-year-old victim was catching some Z’s in an alcove on Beach Street near Taylor Street when he was viciously attacked.
“He was awakened by the suspect dragging him,” Police Officer Albie Esparza said Monday.
The thug, described only as a man in his early 30s standing 5-foot-6 and weighing 200 pounds, repeatedly slammed the homeless man’s head into the concrete, knocking him unconscious, police said. He then reportedly robbed the victim of his wallet.
The homeless man’s horrified girlfriend witnessed the brutal robbery, Esparza said, as she had been asleep alongside her man at the time. She called 911, but the suspect had fled before officers arrived.
The victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital for injuries that were considered life-threatening. The homeless man and his girlfriend said they did not know the attacker, Esparza said.