SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two females were assaulted and threatened against their sexual orientation by a male in San Francisco on Sunday.
21-year-old female residents of Thousand Oaks told Tenderloin Stations officers, patrolling the area if 5th and Market streets on Sunday morning at 11:01 a.m., that they had been assaulted by an unidentified male suspect.
The victims had been walking west on Market Street near 5th when the suspect approached from behind and pushed one of the victims, causing her to stumble into her girlfriend.
The vicrtims turned to face the suspect who had then clenched his fists and threatened to kill them because of their sexual orientation.
A bystander and the second victim stepped in-between the suspect and the first victim who had been physically assaulted.
The suspect walked away, eastbound on Market street.
About a half hour later, at 11:38 a.m., other Tenderloin Station officers working a foot beat assignment near Market and Mason street, saw the suspect and recognized him from the description previously provided by the victims.
The officers detained the suspect and the victims were called to the scene.
The victims positively identified him as the suspect who had committed the assault and threatened to kill them.
Emmaunel Morancy, 50-year-old male, with no known address, was booked at County Jail on charges of criminal threats, battery and a hate crime enhancement.
The San Francisco Police Department Special Investigations Division is requesting public assistance in solving a separate prejudice based attack that occurred earlier the same day, at approximately 12:05 a.m.
The victim, a 25-year-old San Francisco resident, was walking on 22nd Street near York Street when the unknown suspects drove by in a gray four door sedan.
The right front passenger yelled a homophobic slur at the victim. The victim then heard a loud, “bang” coming from the passenger side of the car and felt a sharp pain in his right hand.
The suspect vehicle sped off, travelling southbound on York Street.
The victim saw blood dripping from his hand and believed he had been shot with some type of pellet or “BB.”
The victim further described the suspect vehicle as a dark grey sedan occupied by at least two male suspects.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.