Elderly Homeless Man Attacked By Thugs -Polk Street/Frank Norris Alley-San Francisco
A Local San Franciscan Homeless Elder Was Attacked By Two Thugs On Polk & Frank Norris Alley ( between Bush and Pine Streets ).
This kind, elderly San Franciscan was attacked about a month ago, in an alley next to the Funky Door Yoga and H20 Cafe, in the 1300 Block of Polk Street.
On a weekday afternoon, in broad daylight, two younger men, about 20 to 30 years old, came up behind this old man and kicked him in his lower back and legs several times.
Both attackers appeared to be African Americans, possibly from a gang from outside of San Francisco.
It was a hate crime with the phrases they used in anger, like
'Hey nigger, why don't you clean yourself up and act like a man... bitch... ' 'Old man, you are a mutherfucking disgrace... '
The kind, elderly man told us that he had never seen these two strangers before, around the Polk Street area, and he has been living around that area for many years now.
When he is tired he sleeps in front of the billboarded walls covering the old Polk Street Station Restaurant.
The two men were wearing loose fitting dark clothes, with baggy pants, t-shirts, walking very 'deliberately' from one target to another.
They were both stocky and about 5' - 11" to 6' tall. They both swaggered sharply from side to side, as they walked. Both wearing tennis shoes.
One was taller than the other and was black cap with a white 'silk' like bandana under his cap, tied in a knot at the back of the neck.
The other young man wore a baseball cap with a money $ Dollar sign on the front of the cap.
The stockier one with the white bandana walks very strangely with his arms swinging in a pendulum motion far out in front and to the sides and then back in towards his body and back out behind him, as he walks.
Both had very baggy pants on and dark colored T-Shirts on.
They have been seen walking up and down Polk Street, from somewhere south of Geary up Polk Street to somewhere near Walgrens and back, almost every afternoon between 3pm and 6pm.
This nice old man hangs out sometimes on Polk from Pine Street to the north, near the Fish n' Chips place and what used to be Polk Street Station Restaurant, which is now boarded up and nicely posterized with local billboards.
That day, he had been hanging out up on the north end of Polk Street and made his way south, down Polk Street.
He stood for a few minutes in front of the Funky Door Yoga and around the H20 Cafe at 1330 Polk Street.
Frank Norris Alley is the one that is along the side of the H20 Cafe, where children get off the bus on their way to the school up the alley.
No warning was given as they came up, started talking smack and then attacked without provocation.
It was rage inside two young 'brothers' who showed their digust for the elderly man that they suggests, it was premeditated and likely repetitive behavior.
Kind of like a pre-planned event already looking for any given opportunity to verbally degrade and physically attack an elderly man. A stranger who had done them no harm.
Because of their own uncontrolled anger, they are a clear and present threat to all San Franciscans, but especially, harmless, defenseless, elderly people of all races.
Please report all incidents of violence against our people immediately. STAY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. TRAVEL IN PAIRS AND GROUPS.
FRANK NORRIS ALLEY AT POLK STREET -alongside the H20 Internet Cafe at 1330 Polk Street (between Bush and Pine) - Next to the Funky Door Yoga and the new Polk Street Produce store.
This is the same alley where a man was murdered several months ago at 2am one Saturday morning.
We believe that homicide case is still unsolved but supposedly several local witnesses do have information about that incident, which deserves justice.
There is a school a few hundred yards up the alley. Elementary children get on and off the bus on this corner every day.
Clients and even the Owner of the S.N.O.B. (Sonoma, Napa or Beyond) Bar and the Restaurants across the street and the Funky Door Yoga and others often park here, creating a hazard by blocking the Fire Hydrant and often blocking the alley and hadnicapped access ramps on the sidewalks, on both sides of Polk Street.
They all routinely pull fast, illegal U-Turns and keep blocking the Fire Hydrant. Often, partially blocking the alley as well.
Motorists make these quick U-Turns (in both directions and reverse to drive backwards up the alleys) and create a hazard for everyone, but especially the school children and the elderly and disabled who frequent this dense vehicle and pedestrian traffic area.
In fact, one half block north of here, at the corner where the Polk Street Station Restaurant is, an elderly woman on a bicycle was struck down in the crosswalk a week ago, by a driver in a hurry who ran the red light.
OTHER HAZARDS AT THIS INTERSECTION OF POLK STREET AND THE FRANK NORRIS ALLEY . . .
EVERY DAY PEOPLE AND CITY WORKERS ILLEGALLY PARK IN THE RED ZONE AT THIS ALLEY INTERSECTION, BLOCKING THE FIRE HYDRANT AND CREATING AN UNSAFE TRAFFIC HAZARD FOR EVERYONE.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT IS VERY LAX AT THESE LOCATIONS.
EVEN POLICE OFFICERS, CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICERS AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, ALL HEADED FOR THE CHAI-YO DESSERTS AND LA BIANG THAI RESTAURANT ACROSS THE STREET FOR LUNCH AND DINNER, PARK IN THE RED ZONE, BLOCKING THE FIRE HYDRANT.
THE PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND OFF-DUTY PATROL CARS ROUTINELY BLOCK THE FIRE HYDRANT IN AN AREA NOTORIOUS FOR MULTI-ALARM FIRES IN THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS ALL AROUND THIS AREA. JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM A LARGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
ARE THEY ALL ABOVE THE LAW ?
ARE THEY ABOVE BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING A POTENTIAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR TRAGEDY AS THEY PARK ILLEGALLY WITH RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ?
POLICE, TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, LIMOSINES AND A PIMPIN' CADILLAC WITH UNDERAGE FEMALE HOOKERS OFTEN PARK HERE AT THE FRANK NORRIS ALLEY, BLOCKING THE FIRE HYDRANT AND ADDING TO EXISTING INTERSECTION HAZARDS.
WHEN A CHILD, TEACHER, ELDERLY OR DISABLED PERSON IS RUN OVER BY AN ILLEGALLY U-TURNING CAR HERE, WHO IS TO BLAME IF THERE ARE POLICE VEHICLES PARKED IN FRONT OF THE HYDRANT ILLEGALLY - DURING THEIR LUNCH AND DINNER BREAKS ?
ALMOST EVERY DAY WE SEE PEOPLE GETTING HIT OR ALMOST HIT IN THIS HALF BLOCK ON POLK STREET BETWEEN BUSH AND PINE STREETS.
ABUSE OF POWER THAT MAY CAUSE AN OTHERWISE PREVENTABLE INJURY OR DEATH . . . TSK, TSK, TSK . .