The man accused of attacking a 5-year-old girl as she walked with her mother on Union Street might not face criminal proceedings after all, as his mental competency has been put into question.
According to a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson, the mother and child did not know Kosdi, nor did they do anything to provoke the attack.
The mother called 911, and Kosdi was arrested shortly after the assault, which left the child with "a bloody scratch and other injuries to her neck."
At the time of his arrest, Kosdi, who is homeless, told police that he had a medical illness and was taken to an area hospital for examination before he was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of false imprisonment, aggravated assault and child abuse.
Kosdi has pled not guilty in the assault. He's now under evaluation "to determine whether he is mentally competent to participate in criminal proceedings," Bay City News reports. If a judge determines that he's not mentally competent enough to stand trial, those proceedings would be suspended.
At present, Kosdi remains in custody. He's expected to return to court on April 30.