More on the MLB crime blotter: a San Francisco Giants fan was robbed at knifepoint during last night’s game at AT&T Park, with the object of desire a miniature Willie Mays statue issued on his 80th birthday.
The first 20,000 fans at the game were issued the replica of the Willie Mays statue at the ballpark.
When an 18-year-old left the ballpark before 8 p.m. with his statue, he was approached by a man asking him where he got the statue. He then pulled out a knife and pressed it against the victim’s stomach, demanding the statue.
In general, the area surrounding AT&T Park isn’t more or less dangerous than the rest of downtown San Francisco. But any incident of crime at a MLB ballgame is going to see increased scrutiny after a Giants fan was beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.
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