Will real men please stand up
Maybe its the result of the full moon we had last week, but there’s been all kinds of wicked happenings on muni lately. If it’s not live food, its random attacks on unsuspecting riders.
Two weeks ago while standing in front of the AMC theatre on Van Ness, I observed a group of adolescent boys attacking a male college student in the hopes of stealing his bag. I was trying to figure out what, if anything, I could do to help. Given my broken arm and the fact that all those guys outweighed me, I decided to call the police during the attack. Thankfully, two men in a car pulled up and managed to scare the kids away.
Then on Saturday night, while riding the #15, I couldn’t believe what I witnessed. Yet again, five young adults attacked a 6’2″ man on the bus! The driver sat there. There were some older folks sitting in the front so I certainly wouldn’t have expected them to do much. But what about the 4 twenty-something guys that were sitting at the back of the bus? Why didn’t y’all have the guts to help this poor guy who was being mugged before your eyes?? Instead, you all lowered your eyes as if blind to the crime that was happening right in front of you.
I’m sorry but this time of year, there’s absolutely no excuse for someone not stepping up to the plate. That just about killed any fuzzy warm feelings I was having for the holiday season. Will the real men in SF please stand up?