A woman selling a smartphone on Craigslist met the buyer last weekend in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near the Cow Palace, according to police, and the result was a rather slow robbery.
The 42-year-old San Francisco woman met the man at the Geneva Avenue fast food eatery at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday. The victim said she didn’t have a SIM card in the phone, and so the suspect attempted to put his SIM card in the phone. After that didn’t work, the patient thief took the time to call the cellular company and get the phone squared away.
“The victim said the suspect then started walking out of the parking lot, and she asked him what he was doing,” according to Daly City police.
The suspect reportedly told her he wasn’t paying for the phone, then showed her a gun in his waistband and said if anyone followed him he’d “blow their head off.”
He continued walking westbound on Geneva toward the Cow Palace, police said, and the victim was not injured.
There was no arrest as of Tuesday, police said.