Here’s a video showing two security guards record a ‘masked’ thief grabbing stuff from Walgreen’s shelves in San Francisco and putting them in a black garbage bag before riding out of the store, on his bike, with the stolen goods. Nobody tried to stop him.
It’s been over a year, but we’ve posted stuff like this before in San Francisco and this happens because of a ridiculous law passed by the state that decriminalized the theft of items valued under $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor. This, coupled with selective enforcement by the city that focuses on more serious crimes, means police won’t even respond to something like this.
It’s really a shocking video, but unfortunately it seems par for the course in a city and state that worships at the altar of leftist ideals and thus ignores the reality of the injustices that happen in its wake.
According to Fox News:
Lyanne Melendez, a reporter for KGO-TV in the city, posted the video on Twitter.
“This just happened at the @Walgreens on Gough & Fell Streets in San Francisco. #NoConsequences.” She tagged Chesa Boudin, the city’s district attorney.
Walgreens did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Walgreens closed 17 stores in the city in the last five years.
The paper, citing a regional vice president from May, reported that Walgreens spends 35 times more on security guards at stores in the city than in other U.S. locations, and theft at these locations is four times higher than in other stores.
It sounds to me like Walgreens isn’t getting their money’s worth on security guards if all they do is pull their phones out and record. Of course, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find out that’s all these security guards are allowed to do. But even more than that, why would they even do anything other than record if police aren’t going to show up and arrest these people?
San Francisco is one messed up city.