In the latest crime to involving uncommon bladed weapons, an 18-year-old man was busted last weekend for attempting to throw a tomahawk at the owner of the car he was pillaging. The ruffian was spotted after 1 a.m. Saturday morning going through the trunk of a car on 25th Avenue in the Sunset.
According to SFPD, the suspect Anton Vasilkov was spotted when the car's 28-year-old owner returned to his vehicle along with a 23-year-old woman. A fight broke out when the owner tried to stop Vasilkov and the suspect, who had apparently seen The Patriot one too many times, allegedly tried to escape by throwing a tomahawk at the guy. Luckily for the victim, the suspect was no Mel Gibson and the axe just skipped off the ground and hit him in the shin, leaving a few cuts and scrapes.
The victim managed to hold Vasilkov on the ground until his companion could call 911 and police arrive to haul him away. Vailkov was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, auto burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
Back in March, a woman broke into a home on Lyon Street in Cow Hollow and sparked a standoff with the SWAT team when she came out of the house brandishing a hatchet and a shotgun. In February, hatchet crime also struck in Noe Valley.