Carjacking/possible kidnapping last night at 20th / San Carlos Street

Our buddy Wesley writes:

I hate to be quoted on this kind of thing, but sometime this morning, between 420 and 430, I heard a woman scream outside. There were a few bursts of screaming within a short time period (30 seconds, maybe), and by the time I was able to get to the phone, a car was speeding off with the passenger side door open, heading towards 19th (from the direction of 20th). I was not able to properly identify the make or even color of the car to the police, who I was at that time on the phone with. Another neighbor said she heard a woman scream that she had been attacked, and that someone was getting into her car. A few of us also heard some kind of collision, though we didn’t see any damage on the street. Though there were approximately 6 neighbors/witnesses in the street corroborating information, the police weren’t given much to go on. A minute after I called 911, two patrol cars came down san carlos, and we redirected them in the direction of the speeding car. 

10 Responses to “Carjacking/possible kidnapping last night at 20th / San Carlos Street”

  1. tack says:

    The church on the corner just installed a new security camera yesterday that points down San Carlos towards 21st. And Rodgers is full of cameras.

  2. Mission Resident says:

    We are on San Carlos between 19th/20th and woke up to the screaming (mind you, our bedroom is in the back of the house) and immediately called 911. It was terrifying, but we saw no sign of the woman or cars when we made it to the front of the house to look outside.

    • Bill says:

      Same thing here. I’m also on San Carlos between 19th and 20th (basically at 20th) and I called the police when I heard this. I thought I heard a woman scream four times each time getting more distant. I was frustrated because I was put on hold by 911 but maybe that is because a bunch of people called this in at the same time? I’m glad there are other people in the neighborhood who heard this and called it in as well.

      • L. says:

        I don’t know if this would have made a difference in timing, but I heard that using this emergency number connects directly to SF dispatch. Might be handy to have in directory: 415-553-8090

        I’m thankful for people like you taking action. Praying she is okay and safe.

        • Chris says:

          1 billion people starving. God doesn’t care.

          • GG says:

            Whoa, people genuinely expressing concern about a neighbor’s welfare — I almost thought I wasn’t reading the MM comments section! Thank goodness for Chris’ jerky, mean-spirited comment to bring it back to the tone to which I’ve become accustomed.

          • Chris says:

            You’re right, saying that God doesn’t care is so offensive.

          • jack acid says:

            Well, it’s kinda pointless. If you’re the sort of person who would write, “God doesn’t care,” to someone who talks about praying, then you probably don’t believe in a “God” anyway (I know I don’t), and the person you’re responding to knows that and thinks you’re wrong, and everybody else who reads your comment thinks you’re being an asshole for the fun of it. Are you any relation to Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable?

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            No sir!

  3. Gina says:

    I visited Rodger’s today. They will be looking at their tapes and/or turning them over to SFPD. They’re now all too familiar with turning over their tapes to SFPD in an attempt to help.