Someone, please, buy this man a beer.
36-year-old Omar Juarez Gonzalez was arrested Thursday for attempting to rob a man of his beer, using a metal pipe as a weapon, police said.
According to police, Gonzalez approached a Hispanic man, 43, drinking some canned beers on the corner of 19th and San Carlos Streets in San Francisco’s Mission District at around 2:30 a.m. But when the owner of the beers refused to share one, Gonzalez pulled out a 20-inch metal pipe and began to beat the victim over his head and back with the pipe. Gonzalez then tried to take a beer, but still came up empty handed. Police then arrived at the scene and took him into custody.
Gonzalez has been charged with attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and violation of probation. According to available records, Gonzalez has an alleged, and very recent, history of violence. On March 31 Gonzalez was charged with cruelty to a child by inflicting injury, corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, threats of violence, assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce serious injury, false imprisonment by violence, and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.
Earlier, in March, on the 14th, Gonzalez was charged with possession of stolen property and burglary tools. And prior that, on Wednesday, January 14, he was arrested by Hollister area Highway Patrol at 9:30 that night, and charged with false imprisonment by violence. He was taken into custody near the intersection of Bolsa and Shore Roads south of Hollister. Further details of that incident were not available, but at that time, he reported living in Sacramento.
And for his part, the hapless 43-year-old victim suffered contusions to his forehead and back, and was later transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.