On the radio today was a story about the owner of a San Francisco Truffle Shop. He was forced to escort a weird acting homeless man, allegedly carrying a lead pipe, out of his establishment. As he walked him to the front entry the owner tripped and the homeless man pounced on him, placing Gorce in a headlock.
The patrons inside looked on, but did nothing, as the owner yelled for help. The owner, Gorce, would later tell police he felt like he was going to die, that he almost passed out because he couldn’t breath.
Gorce’s son, Sebastien age 13, witnessed the attack and fetched a child size baseball bat from behind the counter and dashed towards his father, but he said people inside told him to leave the homeless man alone even though his father was in danger and still in a choke hold. The entire incident was captured on video that police used to spot the attacker.
The bum released his father as the teen approached with the bat. “It was a weird feeling because you don’t know whether to act on your own instinct or act on what the population is saying,” Sebastien said.
“He really saved my life because if he wouldn’t have done anything, he would have choked me and I would have lost consciousness,” said XOX Truffles owner Jean Marc Gorce, KTVU reported.
Police later arrested Paul Anghilante, 51, of San Francisco on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felonious threats and false imprisonment, KPIX reported.
A security video from the North Beach neighborhood shop shows Anghilante, who is homeless, entering XOX Truffles.