The attempted home invasion took place on Monday, Sept. 28, at 8:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of La Playa Street in the Outer Sunset, according to police. The resident had opened the garage door to bring in his recycling bin. When he came back inside, he was charged from behind by a man with dreadlocks wearing a gray hoodie.
The video shows the assailant getting a hammerlock on the victim and pulling out a gun as the two careen out of sight in the garage — but when they come back into view the victim is gaining the advantage. They sprawl on the concrete floor as the target of the assault tries to pin down his attacker and get control of the gun. About 80 seconds into the video he succeeds. No more is seen of the assailant, who apparently ran off.