Rickey Dancy is charged with carjacking, attempted carjacking, grand theft auto, battery on a Muni operator and numerous other crimes following the commandeering of a Muni bus
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that multiple felony and misdemeanor charges have been filed against Rickey Dancy (36) in connection to the carjacking and attempted carjacking of Muni buses on November 25, 2022. Dancy is charged with felony carjacking, attempted carjacking, grand theft auto, taking a vehicle without consent, two counts of vandalism and two counts of hit and run. He is also charged with six counts of misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor driving without a license.
“Ricky Dancy will be held accountable for his senseless crimes that endangered countless innocent people including bus operators, passengers, pedestrians and police officers,” said District Attorney Jenkins. “Although, I am grateful that there was no loss of life in this case, Dancy’s crimes are inexcusable, and we must send a clear message that reckless behavior like this will not be tolerated.”
After a failed Muni bus carjacking attempt, Dancy successfully commandeered a bus then proceeded to drive recklessly for several blocks striking numerous parked and moving vehicles. San Francisco Police pursued the bus before Dancy jumped out and led officers on a foot chase. Police officers were able table to take control of the bus and bring it to a stop before it collided with oncoming traffic at 18th and Guerrero. Dancy was finally arrested at the intersection of 19th and Guerrero streets.
Dancy has been in custody since his arrest on November 25, 2022. Prosecutors will seek pre-trial detention in this case because of the public safety risk he poses. Dancy is expected to be arraigned (today), Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
Although, charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Court Numbers: 22014328