You might think that being in the midst of a crowd headed to a midday Giants game is one of the best spots to avoid a mugging. But you would be wrong, as a 32-year-old baseball fan can tell you following a weekend theft.
Just a few short hours after Giants catcher Buster Posey put a 17-inning game out of its misery after midnight Saturday, the team was head back to AT&T Park for a second game against the Cincinnati Reds. And so were the fans, including a 32-year-old man who "was in [the] crowd walking towards [the] stadium," police say, when he was robbed.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim was in the throng at Second and King Streets when they say an "unknown" suspect suddenly ripped the victim's necklace from his throat.
The suspect fled the scene on foot, police say, the stolen necklace and its cross pendant grasped in his or her larcenous hand.
The Giants went on to win the game 3-1, but police and the victim were less successful: As of Monday morning, the SFPD says the suspect, and the necklace, remain at large.