From San Francisco Craigslist:
Hit and Run Please Read
Hope everyone had a great holiday.
I wanted to let you know about a shocking revelation/development in the case we learned on Saturday. Our friend Spider was taken off the sedatives the other day and since he was feeling more lucid, people started asking him more questions so we could get some answers about what really happened last week. It is shocking and an outrage: it ends up it was not a hit and runit was intentional assault. Spider was at the 20th and Florida intersection on the phone with Moses,
standing by his bike, when an SUV (believed to be a black Cadillac Escalade) was driving erratically and aggressively in the street. Spider yelled out, Nice way to drive your SUV when it passed, and the driver then stopped the car. Heres the absolutely chilling part: the cold-blooded mother f**ker then put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated into Spider. Thus far we are estimating the car was 15-20 feet away. He didnt move because he thought they were just trying to scare him, and wouldnt actually hit him. We now sadly know differently.
We dont know much about the identity of the driver and the passenger thus far (we believe there were two people in the SUV). The little detail we know is they might be white or Hispanic. Messages have been left for the police, and we are hoping we can get him them in to interview Spider ASAP. He is lucid, clear, and will be taken out of the ICU ward and into the surgical floor. (A nice Christmas gift, that.)
Someone extremely generous has offered to put up a reward: it makes me wonder if a reward might inspire the passenger to turn the driver in, or perhaps one of their thug friends who heard/know what happened would turn them in.
This will certainly be a media-worthy story I will ask the Inspector to re-approach the Public Affairs office with this, and we can start our own media outreach. There has also been talk about approaching body shops and letting them know about this, but its also hard to imagine the SUV has much damage to its rear-end... Well see what the Inspector thinks. We are all stunned at the violence and aggression of this total sociopath.
Shocking, disgusting, horrifying.
But here's some good news: He's starting to drink clear liquids. He can't drink much and it's a slow, concentrated effort, but it's a start. The doctors removed the stitches under his eyes and continue to marvel at his rapid progress. So much of the staff has grown fond of Spider. After 8 pm, they come by, talk about bicycles, Burning Man, music, etc. They even gave him a nice SF General t-shirt tonight. I think it was a graduation gift. He has orders to transfer out of ICU, but there weren't any beds available. He should transfer out soon.