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Monday, November 11, 2013

Video Captures Man Beating Homeless Person in the Street

Posted By on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

  • KTVU

Local news crews got their hands on this disturbing video which shows an unidentified man repeatedly kicking a person sleeping in a San Francisco street one recent morning.

KTVU has a copy of the surveillance clip which shows the attack near Third and Bryant streets at about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The video shows the attacker walking along the street when he spots a sleeping person; he then walks over and stomps on the person's head several times.

Afterward, the attacker walks away -- calmly.


Police told the news station that no report was ever filed, so it's not known how injured the assault victim was. As shocking as the video was, Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, told KTVU that she wasn't surprised -- homeless people are attacked all the time, she said.

"It's really sickening to see violence against anybody and especially when someone is already in such a vulnerable position doesn't have a place to sleep," she said.


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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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