A man turned a parking misstep into what police describe as an "attempted robbery" Wednesday, when he attacked a woman who tried to get him to depart a space he improperly occupied.

Police say that the incident occurred at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, in front of a hotel near the intersection of Taylor and Post Streets.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, a man who looked to be in his 60s had parked his vehicle in a loading zone in front of the hotel. That's when a 53-year-old woman who worked at the hotel approached the vehicle, asking the driver to "move along."

Instead of hitting the road, the man exited his car and headed toward the woman, who used her cell phone to photograph the driver as he advanced toward her.

The man grabbed her cell phone, but couldn't wrest it from his victim's grasp, even when he punched her in the stomach, police say.

Cell phone-less, the suspect ran back to his car and fled east on Polk Street.

The woman wasn't seriously injured in the attack, police say. The suspect remains at large as of publication time, and the SFPD confirms that no arrests have been made in the case.

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