A San Francisco man who was accused of throwing a hammer at striking BART workers in Daly City last year was found not competent to stand trial on Friday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Vincent Matteucci, 39, was reportedly standing with another man at the Daly City BART station on Oct. 21 when one of the men yelled to a group of BART workers who were picketing to "get your asses back to work!" One of the men, identified by witnesses as Matteucci, then threw a hammer toward the picketers, missing them by about 15 feet.
One of the picketers reportedly asked Matteucci "what the f---?" Matteucci reportedly did not respond and walked away.
After police arrived, they found Matteucci nearby with what they described as a "wood handled metal straight pick" sticking out of his pocket. He reportedly told police that the tool was his "whittler," and claimed he was acting in self defense.
While Matteucci was being held in San Mateo County Jail, he was also charged with numerous counts of criminal threats and resisting an executive peace officer, prosecutors said. He was purported to have refused compliance with two separate sheriff's deputies working at the jail.
Matteucci is alleged to have threatened the two deputies on multiple occasions, telling them that when he is out of jail he will "take care of them" and "terminate their unit," prosecutors said, among other vulgar threats. When deputies tried to move him into a holding cell, he reportedly resisted by going rigid and said, "F--- you, I own you. I'm getting even with you. I got this."
Doctors for both the defense and prosecution found Matteucci not competent to stand trial for any of the charges and his case was continued until March 20 for placement.
Matteucci had pleaded not guilty during his preliminary hearing in October.
He remains in custody on $125,000 bail.