- Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
- Sabryna Bell, accused of kicking a toddler and threatening families at a Golden Gate Park playground Monday, was reportedly yelling and screaming in her holding cell Thursday.
The suspect charged with viciously kicking a toddler for no reason at a Golden Gate Park playground Monday did not appear for her arraignment Thursday because she was reportedly too busy yelling and screaming in her holding cell.
More details have been released about the epic meltdown in which 24-year-old Sabryna Bell allegedly terrorized multiple children and their parents at the Koret Children’s Quarter Playground.
The toddler, who had been visiting The City with her family and was to be a flower girl at a wedding here, was walking to the swings with her father when she was allegedly attacked by Bell.
At the time, police said, the nearly 2-year-old child was holding her doll in one hand and a toy in the other. The boots-wearing Bell reportedly said nothing before kicking the little girl in the chest, knocking her onto the pavement. The girl’s head hit the pavement, but her injuries were not serious, according to police.
Bell was not finished after that, as she allegedly then kicked a baby stroller that struck a mother who was holding her 3-month-old child.
She also was heard hollering at a woman, “B****, I will kill your children.”
Multiple witnesses to the incident reported Bell’s behavior to police. She was apprehended by cops in the 400 block of Carl Street after fleeing the scene.
Police said Bell did not appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
She has been charged with three felonies — including assault, child endangerment and making criminal threats — and two misdemeanors, for child endangerment and battery, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.
Due to her apparent reluctance to show up to court Thursday, Bastian said, Bell’s arraignment was rescheduled to next Thursday. The seriousness of the charges led a judge to set Bell’s bail at $250,000, Bastian said.