C.W. Nevius, writing for The San Francisco Chronicle:
Official police statistics show that there were more than 40 cell
phone muggings in November. The number may not seem high, but it
is unsettling with just a portion of the crimes reported, and
virtually all of them involve a gun, knife or physical assault.
“You’re focused on your phone, talking, and you get sucker
punched,” said Tenderloin Station Capt. Joe Garrity.