Off to see the warden: SF man allegedly attacks acquaintances in Muir Woods 

Lions, tigers, and allegedly a San Francisco man, oh my!

A city resident, said to be an acupuncturist by day, was allegedly a force of nature by night in Marin County’s sprawling parkland, charged with roughing up two men in a brutal attack near a popular trail Wednesday.

Paul Slidders, 36, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he assaulted two men near the Ben Johnson Trail in the Muir Woods National Monument and the adjacent Mount Tamalpais State Park, the Marin County District Attorney said.

The men were allegedly assaulted separately. One suffered serious facial injuries, including a possible fractured orbital bone, authorities said. The other did not need to be hospitalized after the vicious attack, they said.

Slidders and the two victims were reportedly acquaintances of some sort.

The suspect apparently had his own medical issues — he suffered hypothermia and was also taken to Marin General Hospital before being booked in Marin County Jail, authorities said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10.


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