The San Francisco Beat

by Jack

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.

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7 Responses to The San Francisco Beat

  1. RHT447 says:

    The Portland beat–

    PORTLAND, OR—In a press release earlier this week, Portland police chief Danielle Outlaw (her actual name), appearing somber and exhausted, said she just wishes there were some kind of group with the firepower and authority to fight back against Antifa.

  2. Libby says:

    What is it with you these days? Not a single account mentions any lead pipe. He had a large bag … and may very well have smelled bad.

    But Mr. Gorce handled it badly. “YOU”, loudly. The you point to your very large “We reserve the right ….” OUT, loudly. And if he don’t go, you pick up the phone and waive it at him, then you dial.

    You do NOT lay hands on the man. That is asking for trouble you may very well get. You get the police out to do that.

    • J soden says:

      Libby, I hope that you are never in a situation where you have to depend on the arrival of police that are minutes away when your survival is measured in seconds.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Libby, I used a TV news sources and their story, printed online said lead pipe, which would fit with this..”Police later arrested Paul Anghilante, 51, of San Francisco on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felonious threats and false imprisonment, KPIX reported.” The shop owner did not attack the homeless and there is no story saying he did. Did he give the man a nudge towards the door, hmmm, probably, looks like he did in the video, but he was striking the man or even using force, looks like a nudge to me.
      You may think that is cause to choke the owner, but obviously police felt differently.

  3. RHT447 says:

    The Kalifornia beat–

    “The California course urges students to become “agents of change” and mandates that all students complete an “engagement/action project.” Astoundingly, the course guide suggests only one project to meet this requirement: promoting “voting rights for undocumented immigrant residents” in local elections.”

    “Their drafted curriculum defines ethnic studies as the “experiences of people of color in the United States”……”

    Umm, yeah. Last I checked, white is a color.

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