I was in Baretta restaurant on 23rd and Valencia last night while it was robbed at gunpoint. The gunman had us all lie on the floor and look down. He proceeded to rob the till. Very scary stuff. I know of a recent home invasion on North Potrero. A friend of mine had his wife’s laptop stolen while he was in the shower in his own home in Noe Valley. Then there’s the rash of muggings in Bernal and Glen Park. I saw a guy roll up on another guy and then get shot at by the driver of the car he meant to himself assail two weeks ago on the corner of Cesar Chavez and South Van Ness. They sped off down Cesar Chavez street at 100 mph. One of the kids who was killed by that asshole over pizza in the Sunset lived in a friend of mine’s building. He was shot in the face. The killer remains at large because his girlfriend wouldn’t i.d. him. That was the best they could come up with. San Francisco needs to step up the policing. It’s getting ridiculous.
And ads: “[T]hat octopus risotto [at Baretta] is awesome.”
UPDATE (5/2): “My neighbor in Ashbury Heights was mugged at gun point last night at 10:00, half a block from her house. We’re all very shaken.”
∙ High Crime Rates Are One Thing, Random Muggings Quite Another [SocketSite]