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San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Douglas Blunt, (25), was charged in connection to an unprovoked attack on an unsuspecting victim in UN Plaza. Mr. Blunt was arraigned on June 7, 2024, and pleaded not guilty to all charges. Mr. Blunt is charged with multiple felonies including mayhem (PC 203), elder abuse (PC 368(b)(1)), felony assault with force likely to create great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)), and battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)).

“My office will do everything we can to fight for justice on behalf of the victim in this case in the courtroom,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “There is no place for violence of this sort in San Francisco.”

According to court records, Mr. Blunt is alleged to have attacked an unsuspecting 66-year-old victim on June 3, 2024, in UN Plaza after the victim walked past him. When the victim was six to ten feet away Mr. Blunt allegedly took a running punch at the back of the victim’s head. The victim fell face forward into the pavement without bracing himself at all because he lost consciousness. The victim had severe injuries, including a fractured spine, fractured facial bones, loss of teeth, and facial lacerations.
Mr. Blunt’s next court date is June 21, 2024, for the preliminary hearing in this matter. The District Attorney’s Office moved to have him detained pending trial because of the public safety risk he poses. The court granted the motion and Mr. Blunt is currently in custody.
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 Number: 24010422