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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Annoyed Neighbor Is Beaten While Photographing Bar Patrons Puking

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge This makes me want to throw up
  • This makes me want to throw up

A NOPA woman who was sickened -- literally -- by the stream of unruly bar patrons puking near her doorstep decided to make it into an exhibit.

According to police, the 50-year-old woman -- who had been complaining about noise coming from the nearby bars along Fulton Street and Masonic Avenue -- grabbed her camera on Saturday night to shoot photos of rowdy patrons as evidence. As she walked around the corner, she came up to two women hunched over, barfing up their booze.

Knowing a good photo when she sees one, the woman started snapping pictures, which only aggravated the situation. Two men who were apparently escorting the heaving women shouted at the photographer: "Get out of here! Give them some privacy."

As the woman continued taking photos, the two men hit her, one striking her face and the other kicked her in the butt; they tried to take the camera out of her hands, said Police Captain Denis O'Leary.

"It was an attempted robbery, but they were more trying to protect the honor of these two young ladies," O'Leary says.

Let's be clear, there really is no honor in retching on the sidewalk after a night of drinking.

The woman managed to keep her camera and more importantly the photos, which we bet are as  dark and entertaining as a Diane Arbus exhibit.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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