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Witness intervenes in car burglary, faces knife-wielding man

Original post made on Nov 18, 2021

A man who tried to stop two car burglars in a downtown parking garage last week became the victim of a violent crime after one of two men brandished a knife and threatened to stab him, police said.

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Posted by peppered
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:29 am

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When it comes to property crime, west coast law enforcement is turning into a sad joke.

Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:39 am

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I'm not sure if this witness who intervened attended any of the adult self-defense workshops I've run over the years. But in those I sometimes talk about not only exit strategies but also ENTRY strategies. I discuss when it might be appropriate to intervene. As noted in this article, if you see a crime in progress or one you think may be about to take place, please call the police. I'm glad the witness backed off when threatened with the knife and did not sustain any serious injuries. Knives can be very dangerous, folks. Let's be careful out there.

Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm

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Hmmm, San Francisco values surfacing in Palo Alto...