Man arrested for brutal Pride weekend attack in SF

July 31, 2013 7:54:13 PM PDT
You may have seen the troubling video that shows a woman being kicked in the head after robbers snatched her purse on the streets of San Francisco last month. Police say that video has led to the capture of the man who attacked her so violently.

(WARNING: Surveillance video is graphic)

Police really wanted to capture this suspect. The video made a lot of people angry, even people who knew the suspect. Police say they're actually the ones who provided the leads that resulted in his arrest.

The brutal attack ended with a violent kick in the face that left the female victim unconscious. And, this was after a group of four or five robbers took her purse then knocked her to the ground. Police say 23-year-old Christopher Porter-Bailey was the man who delivered the kick in cold blood.

It happened on Pride weekend. On that Sunday, June 30, just before 2 a.m., the pride and jubilation had ended. People were leaving the bars and parties. The 28-year-old woman was walking on Market near Dolores when she was robbed.

Her assailants did not know that the entire attack was captured on camera. Police say they were able to identify and arrest two of the robbers near the scene -- Julian Williams, 22, and Johnay Davis, 20. But the most violent member of the group was still missing.

Police released the disturbing surveillance video and it struck a chord among the public -- even those who knew the suspect. Leads began to come in.

"Certainly, any time you see a robbery that's accompanied by a violent assault like that, it really is disturbing, when you see an assault of that nature on an innocent victim," said SFPD Capt. Robert Moser.

The leads paid off. Porter-Bailey was arrested in Oakland five days ago. He was already on felony probation on grand theft charges. He's been charged with robbery, assault, and battery, and will be arraigned next month.


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