A black teenager was caught on surveillance camera lighting a stranger’s hair on fire while riding a San Francisco bus.
Police are now seeking information about the incident — as they have not identified the victim or the suspect.
Breaking 911 reports that “the victim was described as female of Filipino or Latin descent, between 50 and 60 years of age with dark hair and eyeglasses. The suspect was described as a black male in his teens, last seen wearing a red, long sleeve top with colored logo on the front, matching red pants and a black backpack.”
“On May 2, 2021 at approximately 2:25 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Tenderloin Police Station responded to McAllister and Leavenworth Streets regarding an incident on board a # 5 Fulton Street Muni bus. Upon arrival, officers met the bus operator who told them that a passenger’s hair had been set on fire by an unidentified suspect. The suspect and two acquaintances (persons of interest) exited the bus and were last seen fleeing eastbound on McAllister Street. Other passengers assisted the victim who then left the scene prior to police arrival.”
The footage that has been released bizarrely blurred the suspect’s face.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the SFPD 24-hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.