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Car break-in victim tracks stolen camera and gear to SF, gets surprising response from police

  • Опубліковано 27 лис 2023
  • When Justin Schuck called the police to report he had located his stolen camera and gear worth $24,000, he was frustrated by the response he received. Police knew the location he was talking about as a "known fencing operation." So why hasn't it been shut down? abc7ne.ws/3LAocGL
    #news #investigation #breakin #oakland #sanfrancisco #police #abc7news

КОМЕНТАРІ • 12 тис.

  • Blake Barrett
    Blake Barrett 2 місяці тому +1084

    So the cops won’t stop “known fencing operations”, but they will issue parking tickets?

    • sfdko
      sfdko 2 місяці тому +98

      Because they get money from issuing parking tickets.

    • Erik Anders
      Erik Anders 2 місяці тому +68

      Well the cops get bribed to ignore this

    • dixon pinfold
      dixon pinfold 2 місяці тому +46

      I wonder how long it'll be before making a comment like that on social media will get you in trouble with the law, the government, whatever. I'm guessing not very many years at all.

    STONED_MASON 2 місяці тому +1025

    Time for citizens to go Batman on these criminals. This is unacceptable.

    • iMatti00
      iMatti00 2 місяці тому +5

      I dont know that this is a huge issue. Sometimes you have to let the organization continue so you can catch ALL the criminals.c

    • Verlinda Allen
      Verlinda Allen 2 місяці тому +6

      Yes I agree. Costumes & all🎉🎉🎉I'm not kidding 🎉

    • Eduardo Espinoza
      Eduardo Espinoza 2 місяці тому +5

      It would be ashame if bird or human took a poop over that camp......

    • david vega
      david vega 2 місяці тому +41

      If you did you would be for sure labeled a racist. We all know what group commits these crimes the most and it is not racist to call out the facts as they are. I promise you that if you went after these criminals you would be called a racist and marches made to defund you somehow.

  • Squatchgirl🇨🇦
    Squatchgirl🇨🇦 2 місяці тому +346

    Congratulations Justin on your 4 years of sobriety and building your life back up. I’m sorry about this setback, don’t let it get you down, betters things for your future will come.🇨🇦❤️🇺🇸

    • carol tenge
      carol tenge 2 місяці тому +3

      Built your life back up now get out and move to Russia.

    • GO DAWGS!!!
      GO DAWGS!!! 2 місяці тому +4

      ​@repentandbelieveinJesusChrist4I will take my chances.

  • NaNJa
    NaNJa Місяць тому +3

    100% ABSOLUTELY the *ONLY* way this has been going on for as long as it has is for the SFPD to be in on the profit-making.
    An honest police department would have this shut down instantly.

  • Bigfoot Bushcraft
    Bigfoot Bushcraft 2 місяці тому +377

    Dear God, please let citizens protect their own property by whatever means necessary. Then this will stop

    • Benjamin Blackball
      Benjamin Blackball 2 місяці тому +8


    • Steven Cooper
      Steven Cooper 2 місяці тому +18

      ​@Benjamin BlackballYou have no understanding of rhetoric, do you?

    • gene fogarty
      gene fogarty 2 місяці тому +7

      @Benjamin Blackball I say "Holy Mackerel" on a daily basis. I assure you, I do not worship a fish.

    • Nixara
      Nixara 2 місяці тому +8

      Shouldn't have ever let the slaves free then.

    • Enmanuel Writes
      Enmanuel Writes 2 місяці тому +3

      Sociopath waving that red flag loud and proud 😂

  • Chris Clardy
    Chris Clardy Місяць тому +307

    These are the politicians and law enforcement that the citizens voted for and, as a consequence, the justice, or lack thereof, they receive.

    • Better Betty
      Better Betty Місяць тому +9


    • FreeGeorgia
      FreeGeorgia Місяць тому +17

      Defund the police idiocy and look who the politicians and the DA are.

    • kmcclarney
      kmcclarney Місяць тому +11

      Blue tears from blue voting 😢

    • Josh Xi
      Josh Xi Місяць тому +3

      No. These are people that the citizens “think” they voted for 😂 Just like the presidential election, you might think you are voting for the president… but really, would you vote for the same people if there are more choices? How you get these choices in the first place?

  • lolz476
    lolz476 2 місяці тому +4166

    10,000 car burglaries in 9 months in Oakland is a f***** disgrace.

    • Warren B
      Warren B 2 місяці тому +107

      Why have windows on your car at all? Just remove them and have nothing in the car.

    • Al B 🗽
      Al B 🗽 2 місяці тому +79

      That’s like 1 every 90 minutes.

    • swaggy
      swaggy 2 місяці тому +207

      Over 35 burglaries a day! For a city which is 75 square miles, 20 of which is water, so basically close to 1 car burglary per square mile, every day! Yay for diversity, equity, and inclusion! 🙌

    • Victor Victor
      Victor Victor 2 місяці тому +32

      That’s about 40 a day.

    • Ferrous Bueller
      Ferrous Bueller 2 місяці тому +171

      They voted for it, it’s amazing.

  • Ryan M
    Ryan M 2 місяці тому +297

    Can't wait until people start taking justice into their own hands. Politicians care more about their pockets than people's safety and well-being.

    • Reck ed
      Reck ed 2 місяці тому +25

      Well, in CA, I would guess the victim would be in trouble for taking justice into his own hands, while the criminal would be able to sue the victim. Clown world

    • Lady_G
      Lady_G 2 місяці тому +9

      The people voted for the kind of government they have . Unless they cheated on the ballot.

    • Zazasnruntz
      Zazasnruntz 2 місяці тому

      @repentandbelieveinJesusChrist4the same Jesus you whytes believed I when you burned crosses?

  • MoCoBrad
    MoCoBrad 2 місяці тому +263

    Conspiracy charges need to be brought up on judges, politicians, and corporations.

    • asymsolutions
      asymsolutions 2 місяці тому +6

      They're just doing what the people wanted.

    • Desu Desu Chan
      Desu Desu Chan 2 місяці тому +14

      Weird how this really only happens on this scale in blue strongholds...

    • Ted D. Bear
      Ted D. Bear Місяць тому +2

      ​@Desu Desu Chantelling two 😊 Chicago, Atlanta similar

  • Blahsheep
    Blahsheep Місяць тому +42

    These people needs to be arrested for 25+ years. They are breaking peoples windows just to see if they have anything in the trunk and then they break the other window and take the goods. The amount of trauma it causes individuals is staggering. Who knows how many windows they break on a daily basis, imagine all the people effected.

  • apb38
    apb38 2 місяці тому +107

    I feel for this dude and all who come to their cars to find out they have been robbed and violated. They need to up the time given to those who are caught to include hard labor to pay back what they stole and/or broke.

    • Woozy
      Woozy 2 місяці тому +3

      The actor Seth Rogan feels differently about car break in’s, he says it’s a part of living in a big city and to accept it

    • Kneel Bung
      Kneel Bung 2 місяці тому +10

      Don't feel for the dude, he looks and sounds like he voted for all of the mayhem.

  • Paul Bolduc
    Paul Bolduc Місяць тому +94

    Horrifying criminals have more rights than tax payers. Set up traps and catch people!

    • The Aatamawi
      The Aatamawi Місяць тому

      Yeah, only setting up a (deadly) trap would get you arrested. This fucked up system is bound to collapse 😊

    • RobX
      RobX Місяць тому

      I think the problem isn't they don't catch the guys, it's they are not punished severe enough to deter them doing it again. Arrested Wed, out Thur. Over and over. So many times see someone with their 5th or 6th conviction get little to not jail time.

  • CH4madness
    CH4madness 2 місяці тому +1197

    Unbelievable. We are actually living in a world here where criminals are treated with more leniency than law-abiding citizens. It's other-worldly. People are starting to wake up and paying attention, but we're not anywhere near people waking up yet.

      FRINGE MINORITY 2 місяці тому +98

      Nope just Democrat run cities

    • sandy
      sandy 2 місяці тому +8

      That must be seriously bad to live with. : (

    • Theodore Haskins
      Theodore Haskins 2 місяці тому +14

      Really! So what city do you live in where it’s not run by democrats, that’s so much better?

  • Mazxlol
    Mazxlol 2 місяці тому +136

    If you try to stop thieves or take matters into your own hands, they are quickly to arrest and punish a good law obedient citizen tho. This is absolutely insane and i dont understand why no one does anything about it.

    • Quade Masters
      Quade Masters 2 місяці тому +12

      They don't like competition.

    • Nick H
      Nick H 2 місяці тому +12

      It’s California.

    • climber950
      climber950 2 місяці тому +20

      They also want you unarmed to double you being a soft target.

    • Mike Lipp
      Mike Lipp 2 місяці тому +4

      Because they know they can shake them down for money, pure and simple

  • Arlene Portsmouth
    Arlene Portsmouth 2 місяці тому +27

    I have to honestly say that I believe the police department is guilty and is sharing the funds with the thieves. That is the only reason why a police chief would not Step Up and immediately investigate and get the camera equipment back to mr. Shuck.

    • doubleOT
      doubleOT Місяць тому +1

      Police get orders from City Hall, like when they said 'dont bother the homeless '

  • T Ly
    T Ly Місяць тому +1

    The same thing happens with phones. My mother in law had hers stolen and we tracked the phone. The Fremont police said the couldn’t do anything even though we tracked the phone to a house. It’s all about liability and covering themselves. It was really frustrating. We could confront them ourselves but risk being hurt or worse over a iPhone.

  • Jon Adams
    Jon Adams Місяць тому +84

    How can anyone be surprised or upset when this is exactly what you voted for.

    • christine dockler
      christine dockler Місяць тому +8

      That's exactly what it comes down to.Until the citizens start voting with common sense it will continue to get worse.They need to wake up to their WOKENESS.

  • Josh Cardone
    Josh Cardone Місяць тому +13

    People need to just take justice into their own hands

    • Dr Gamma D
      Dr Gamma D Місяць тому

      Hands are not necessary, just the index finger on your dominant hand.

  • KittyLover90
    KittyLover90 2 місяці тому +2985

    I think it’s time the citizens take justice into their hands. This is ridiculous!

    • Truth Opinion
      Truth Opinion 2 місяці тому +151

      You can vote too but San Franciscans want to vote same folks lol😅 good luck

    • budnblunt
      budnblunt 2 місяці тому +65

      Citizens on Patrol.

  • azsam59
    azsam59 2 місяці тому +85

    Citizens need to take the law into their own hands in S.F.

    • SJ
      SJ 2 місяці тому +7

      Nah they voted for this. So let them cry and complain 😂

      TBJACKET Місяць тому +1


    • Fyodor Dochievsky
      Fyodor Dochievsky Місяць тому +2

      Yeah citizens not all the illegals.

    • Mister Durden
      Mister Durden Місяць тому +2

      Its called voting republican.

    • kmcclarney
      kmcclarney Місяць тому +2

      They need to learn how to vote differently first

  • Krugg Kruscherp
    Krugg Kruscherp 2 місяці тому +6

    Man, Justin, I feel for you intensely. Been clean from the real bad stuff for 4ish, or 5 years now myself. Never again. Can't imagine how enraging and depressing having hundreds of hours worth of being on your feet or just sweating away on the grind snatched away from you in literally seconds and no one seems to care or help. You're doing the right thing speaking out like this, and I respect how calm and collected you come off, I can't say I'd be the same. You also seem like a lovely dude to hang out with, god speed

    • gene fogarty
      gene fogarty 2 місяці тому


    • Krugg Kruscherp
      Krugg Kruscherp Місяць тому +2

      @gene fogarty How is it karma? Go play in traffic.

    • gene fogarty
      gene fogarty Місяць тому +1

      @Krugg Kruscherp Zip it, fiend.

  • Mark Hendren
    Mark Hendren Місяць тому +8

    Are we sure that Police Dept isn’t in on this? For that to be RIGHT THERE and they continue to do nothing is baffling.

  • John Conner
    John Conner 2 місяці тому +92

    I'm honestly shocked that large scale vigilantism hasn't sprung up in SF. I stay far away from Californiastan because I would take a stand and the California PD would finally get upset and come after me instead of the criminals I.... dealt with.

    • Earl Estes
      Earl Estes 2 місяці тому +8

      What they don’t know won’t hurt them

    • Colin B
      Colin B Місяць тому +8

      this comment brought to you by a man that owns multiple mail order katanas

  • J.A.C. 37
    J.A.C. 37 2 місяці тому +16

    "Defund the police!"... What the f@#! did you think was going to happen?!

    ЗВЕРО БОЙ 2 місяці тому +56

    My condolences to you, Justin Schuck. We had exactly the same problems in Russia in the mid-90s..

    • GiveMeaFuckinBreakDude
      GiveMeaFuckinBreakDude 2 місяці тому +3

      San Francisco needs a big earth quake to break the cycle.

    • NotImpressedwithHumanBehaviorOnSM
      NotImpressedwithHumanBehaviorOnSM 2 місяці тому +1

      I’m sorry to hear that, after the fall of the U.S.S.R., watching people struggle to feed themselves & their families was heartbreaking, (due to extreme inflation) but nothing close to what the families went through. I was still a child then, but understood that no one should go hungry.

    • DSC800
      DSC800 2 місяці тому +3

      I don't doubt Schuck voted for this. And now he says "it's time for a change". But only after it happens to him.

    • Dirk Shotojima
      Dirk Shotojima 2 місяці тому +4

      San Francisco needs a Putin to also sort that mess out.

    • Justin Schuck
      Justin Schuck 2 місяці тому +6

      @DSC800don’t blame me. I voted for the losers in the race for Mayor and for Supervisor. I can confidently say, I voted for the other guys.

  • ArrowArchitect
    ArrowArchitect 2 місяці тому +125

    Wow, San Fransisco is such a lovely area, even the news anchor reporting the story was randomly attacked a few days earlier. Keep it up guys, you're doing great

    • Sunshine
      Sunshine Місяць тому +12

      True my man, SF is just such a serene and peaceful paradise, I mean with 10k car break ins, mass homeless encampments, and the reporter getting his arm broken in a random attack... it's seems like such a nice place, totally not a horribly mismanaged city that protects criminals. No, not at all. Even the victim in this story was a former drug addict... lol. It's a cycle of criminals protecting other criminals and there being zero consequences for bad behavior.

    • WhiteWolfos
      WhiteWolfos Місяць тому +3

      ​@Sunshine sounds like paradise for some😂

    • Ten Eleven
      Ten Eleven Місяць тому +6

      @Sunshineyou left out one thing. If you defend yourself, you go to jail. Especially if you are armed.

    • pigGRAY
      pigGRAY Місяць тому +1

      I visited San Francisco in 1995 and it was absolutely a beautiful place.
      I would fear going there nowadays.

    LENZ KRAFTERS Місяць тому

    Time for justice to be served.

  • silverwavves
    silverwavves 2 місяці тому +10

    This problem has been spreading across the bay and i’m feeling the frustration of it all as well. Had my car stolen last week and taken to oakland, and despite me being able to track my car every step of the way nothing was done until it was found dumped on the side of the road in Berkeley.
    Super frustrated and I hope cities across the bay can put an end to this so that it stops happening to people

    • asymsolutions
      asymsolutions 2 місяці тому +2

      Here is a mirror, you asked for this.

    • Islamic Salami
      Islamic Salami Місяць тому

      Sucks. Was it completely trashed?

  • Brett
    Brett Місяць тому +3

    My family keeps voting for Democrats for 3 generations and for some reason I can't seem to figure out why crime is out of control

  • GunnerMac
    GunnerMac 2 місяці тому +367

    Time for citizens to enforce the law. The police can't or won't do it.

    • Brian Keeley
      Brian Keeley 2 місяці тому +3

      "Guardian Devils"

    • Brian Keeley
      Brian Keeley 2 місяці тому

      @Michael Haha, except for that whole racist thing, and that constitution thing.

  • Michael Seamark
    Michael Seamark 2 місяці тому +103

    Call it what it is; A complete breakdown of our society on almost every level

    • Walter White 🅥
      Walter White 🅥 2 місяці тому +6

      Thank the illegals

    • Don Quarnstrom
      Don Quarnstrom 2 місяці тому +8

      ​@Walter White 🅥I blame the uneducated

    • Guillermo Sanchez
      Guillermo Sanchez 2 місяці тому +6

      @Walter White 🅥😂 It has nothing to do with immigration

    • Guillermo Sanchez
      Guillermo Sanchez 2 місяці тому +2

      @Don QuarnstromIt has to do with values not education

  • Jeremy Wilsom
    Jeremy Wilsom 2 місяці тому +4

    Voting the people who are running the city out would be a good start to stop crime!🤔🤯

    • Apples
      Apples 2 місяці тому

      That's too complicated for them to wrap their heads around

  • Dale F
    Dale F Місяць тому +1

    Imagine the lost revenue for the city from tourists thinking twice about visiting San Francisco /Bay area. I'm so sick and tired of the canned responses of politicians and ineffective law enforcement.

  • Etheropian
    Etheropian 2 місяці тому +226

    💯💯💯 "I honestly think it's time for new leadership at every level, because this has gone on for long enough. I'm sick and tired." Amen.

    • Steven S
      Steven S 2 місяці тому +46

      My assumption is that he will continue to vote for democrats who will never actually change anything, unfortunately.

    • Chuckles
      Chuckles 2 місяці тому +19

      Absolutely, the people of San Fransisco need to vote Democrat *harder.*

    • zugmeister314
      zugmeister314 2 місяці тому +15

      Maybe stop voting the people causing this problem into office over and over?

    • Billbeaux
      Billbeaux 2 місяці тому +25

      Ya get what ya vote for. "Vote Blue, no matter who!" Loser/victim mentality.

    • HeRo TuRtle
      HeRo TuRtle 2 місяці тому +7

      ​@Chucklesit's not very nice of you to wish hell upon such a beautiful city. but yeah, they also kinda deserve it with all their stupid ignorance, so I see your point.

  • Todd Clifford
    Todd Clifford Місяць тому

    What’s really surprising is they vote the same every cycle then wonder why things don’t improve. The definition of insanity people !!! Ouch

  • Cassandra Bankson
    Cassandra Bankson 2 місяці тому +413

    *I’ve had almost an identical nightmare* : $30,000 of camera gear stolen from my Tesla in Oakland WITH A TRACKER, and I caught them ON VIDEO in the act of smashing up my vehicle and ripping through my trunk.
    I have video of them burglarizing my car because I (stupidly) tried to confront and chased after them.
    I watched in despair at where the tracker on my stolen goods went (for holidays too) and know exactly where the criminals were - got one on camera using stolen credit cards at a store.
    OKPD said the home was a “known place” for stolen goods - and I have the same questions this man does.
    Another $20,000 in car damage as they took knives to the seats and trashed the car in 84 seconds while I was at a restaurant picking up food.
    I’m devastated and wish that I could speak to someone about this because it has been months and Oakland Police have not made any movement.
    One of the trackers is still in a home, and I can watch it moving around. Some of my favorite spots are in Oakland, including the restaurant I was ordering takeout from when this happened.
    One of my favorite cities and yet I haven’t been back since this incident was so violating.
    (Edit: spelling/grammar due to voice dictation)

    • George Wolf III
      George Wolf III 2 місяці тому +65

      How could Oakland CA possibly have “some of your favorite spots?” I don’t understand that.

    • brian blithe
      brian blithe 2 місяці тому +147

      who did you vote for ?

    • lothean
      lothean 2 місяці тому +55

      Be a shame if a fire broke out because of that faulty camera.

    • westcoastguy
      westcoastguy 2 місяці тому +55

      I'm sorry that happened to you and don't blame you for never going back. But as others have stated in this thread, who did you vote for? You don't have to say actually but going forward make sure you're for law and order. You don't have to be a conservative or Republican to want law and order BTW.

  • MoonKat
    MoonKat 2 місяці тому +15

    It’s sounds like corruption. The SFPD has to be getting a cut of the stolen goods if they have an “ongoing operation”, and some departments can continually seize stolen property and can auction it off after a certain amount of time passes and keep the proceeds, sounds like they are profiting off it if not one tip for 100,000 reward comes in, and of course the tips will never amount to arrests but instead will serve to inform cops who knows about what crimes and will just silence them instead

  • Dusty Wilson
    Dusty Wilson 2 місяці тому +1

    At this point, the incompetence of the police forfeits their right to punish vigilantes for taking the law into their own hands to clean things up.

  • Nate L
    Nate L 2 місяці тому +87

    We the people of what is left of the states of America, it's time to bear arms to protect ourselves from vandals and those who choose to steal from those who work hard for their American dream

    • Reck ed
      Reck ed 2 місяці тому +4

      And from those, not only allowing it, but bailing them out of prison to do it again.

    • RenlangRen
      RenlangRen 2 місяці тому +10

      @phishinmule The problem is it is the elected government you are talking about.
      Until people vote in a new government you will get arrested for defending yourself.

    • Kill Baal
      Kill Baal 2 місяці тому +2

      @RenlangRenespecially over a property crime! I know of a guy formerly of Seattle now sitting in prison who did such a thing over his car being prowled.

    • Sea2
      Sea2 2 місяці тому

      😂🤣😅 nice joke...

  • Pretty Flower
    Pretty Flower Місяць тому +1

    Soon people will take street justice when the law becomes weak on criminals.

  • Old Guy
    Old Guy 2 місяці тому +731

    When public employees refuse to answer to citizens, they need to be replaced.

    • SmllSlvrBck
      SmllSlvrBck 2 місяці тому +56

      When voting habits cause ur issues 🤣🤣

    • Mike Guzman
      Mike Guzman 2 місяці тому +48

      Y’all voted for it. Now deal with it.

    • Rebecca Spratling
      Rebecca Spratling 2 місяці тому +12

      ​@Mike Guzmanyou think every single citizen voted for this? Yes, most did but not every single one.

    • Not me
      Not me 2 місяці тому +3

      nobody answers to citizens

  • Travis R
    Travis R 2 місяці тому +3

    My (optimistic) guess is they’ve been monitoring that operation to get info on all the associated suspects and leaders for a big bust. Sucks for people in the short term but hopefully in the long term it prevents a thief from just selling their gear somewhere else bc they’ll be in jail.

  • Kristal Chin
    Kristal Chin 2 місяці тому +6

    Smash-and-grab incidents have unfortunately become a concerning issue in the Bay Area. These incidents involve criminals breaking into vehicles, often at unexpected locations like gas stations, with the intent to steal valuable items.
    I had a close call today at a gas station, almost becoming a victim myself. It serves as a stark reminder of the importance of staying vigilant, safeguarding personal belongings, and taking precautions to prevent such incidents.
    The rise in smash-and-grab incidents highlights the need for community awareness and proactive measures to ensure safety and security in the Bay Area.

  • Mary Williams
    Mary Williams Місяць тому

    I hope some camera company helps this guy out. Finally got back on his feet only to have this happen

  • Melanie
    Melanie 2 місяці тому +45

    We just don’t go to the Bay Area these days. It’s sad and horrible that nothing is being done about these thefts.

    • NNic.
      NNic. 2 місяці тому +1

      Same! Visited SF about 6 yrs ago. Not going go back with the way things are now.

    • Lane Arnold
      Lane Arnold 2 місяці тому

      Went in 2021 to help someone out who had been a victim of one of these smash & grabs. Prior to that, it was 2009 and I couldn't get out of the city fast enough than.

    • Billbeaux
      Billbeaux 2 місяці тому +2

      Got what ya voted for! Enjoy!!

    • King Kong ain't got Sh!t on me
      King Kong ain't got Sh!t on me Місяць тому

      Vote democrat!

  • Lynn James
    Lynn James 8 днів тому

    Nice news broadcast. 👍🙂 It is sad that more action is not taken on this situation. It just encourages this criminal behavior to continue. 💔😢🙏

  • Hitchcock Blonde
    Hitchcock Blonde 2 місяці тому +356

    Justin should get the $100,000 reward. He tracked the stolen goods to the fencing house and reported them. The fact that they aren't paying out or even going over there to try and retrieve the goods says everything about SF.

    • RockAnAhardSpot
      RockAnAhardSpot 2 місяці тому +1

      yeah that is his plan all along watch this again. lol

    • Mustang Racer
      Mustang Racer 2 місяці тому +7

      The criminal cops likely get a cut .. oh.. and $100k a yar for eating donuts.

    • K Lowen
      K Lowen 2 місяці тому +31

      Yep, but notice the catch is that the reward's only paid out if it "leads to an arrest"... which the cops are obviously unwilling to do!

    • BLUEStever
      BLUEStever 2 місяці тому +3

      Great solution ❤

    • Rudy Schwab
      Rudy Schwab 2 місяці тому +2

      @Mustang Racer Maybe you should apply at SFPD. They're hiring. I'm sure someone like you would make sure the job gets done right.

  • AIG Trader
    AIG Trader 2 місяці тому +31

    This sounds like the feds are involved, and have asked the locals to stand down for a period of time. That can be very frustrating.

    • Taylor
      Taylor Місяць тому

      I hope that’s the case, and they’re using that location to investigate the whole theft network

    • Jori Diculous
      Jori Diculous Місяць тому +5

      Nah, its just SF. The town area that proud them selves on defunding the police, blm, antifa. -Looting and thievery- i mean, getting some food to survive, is encouraged by the people in "charge".

  • Drew McPheeters
    Drew McPheeters 2 місяці тому +18

    The SFPD can't be bothered with this, but I bet their DEI efforts are off the charts. Congratulations people of San Francisco, you got the results you deserved.

    • Luna Micin
      Luna Micin 2 місяці тому

      We got cheap second-hand electronics in the marketplace, worked out pretty good I said... not everyone has the kind of money to buy electronics at full price

  • Tina Darst
    Tina Darst Місяць тому

    The justice system is failing miserably

  • steveg18556
    steveg18556 2 місяці тому +2

    2:45 amazing. All three of these responsible public officials simply ducked your call and refused to explain themselves. 🤣 And.. they KNOW that will work! They think / know SF citizens are too stupid to hold them accountable.

  • Gavin Lepoer
    Gavin Lepoer Місяць тому +1

    Shocking the cops don't do anything. They will get sued if they kick these scumbags out of there. Why do we allow these types of people to do whatever they want? We are such a weak society

  • Dita Veneration
    Dita Veneration Місяць тому

    RIP my beloved hometown of SF, glad I grew up when I did.

  • Temujin Khan
    Temujin Khan 2 місяці тому +746

    I called the police when a brand new $600 dollar tool was stolen from my truck at a gas station. The Gas station owner showed me the video footage and it showed two guys take it and put it in their car and drive off, their license plate was visible. When the police came, they treated me as the criminal. They wanted to see my driver license, insurance and registration. I told them about the video, but they didn't even bother to go inside to take a look. I guess it would be pointless to call the police next time as an hour or so of my life was wasted and treated as the criminal when something was stolen from me. I will be breaking legs if I ever catch anyone next time doing that. It seems like police officers' job nowadays is to give out tickets to make money for cities instead of actually investigating and protecting the people from criminals.
    I felt the police was hoping my car was not registered or any other reason to steal my truck so the city can auction it off plus all my tools in the truck

    • J Aad
      J Aad 2 місяці тому +155

      The police wanted to penalize you for forcing them to do paperwork

    • Ani Budi
      Ani Budi 2 місяці тому +38

      Absolutely agree, their jobs now is to give out tickets. I don’t blame them. They don’t want to end up being prosecuted and charged themselves and going to jail for the rest of their lives if they do what they are supposed to do …

    • Temujin Khan
      Temujin Khan 2 місяці тому +29

      @J Aad yeah ,3 cops,/vehicles came. First one was the supervisor. I imagine I disturbed his breakfast or something as he didn't seem to want to do anything. If this guy was me and that much was taken from me I would be going in their with one of the heavy stakes that usually have. Those equipment is his bread and butter.

    • cloud smith
      cloud smith 2 місяці тому +50

      Because it falls under a misdeameanor ticket. You voted for this, why complain now?

    • Rusty Nickels
      Rusty Nickels 2 місяці тому +30

      Those cops were probably mad that you interrupted their daily blumpkin time down at the station.

  • MadJack GamingandFitness
    MadJack GamingandFitness 2 місяці тому +1

    If you ever have anything stolen from you. Take it back yourself if possible. It’s not just there they ignore citizens issues even in a right leaning state a cop will shrug their shoulders and say there is nothing they can do. But they’ll have 5 cop cars gathered around where a big business is doing an event.

  • John Hernandez
    John Hernandez 2 місяці тому +3

    These types of thefts are especially brutal when it involves tools that are of much less value to the theives that take it

  • Kit cat
    Kit cat Місяць тому +1

    People are leaving the trunks unlocked to save them being smashed open. Dereliction of duty, law enforcement, what are taxes paid for?

  • Ruggles McButt
    Ruggles McButt 2 місяці тому +2

    It's quite simple. Vigilante justice. Like Mike says, Just Do it !

    • Quade Masters
      Quade Masters 2 місяці тому +1

      That's going to be the eventual outcome. If the police won't help you, who will? The problem is that the justice system which won't bother thieves will come down like a ton of bricks on vigilante's. They don't like competition.

  • TGinRkln
    TGinRkln Місяць тому +1

    How can you have not heard of smash and grabs by now and been smart enough to not leave expensive equipment in a car.

  • Madride
    Madride 2 місяці тому +188

    They encourage crime and discourage self defense. Beyond comprehension.

    • Black
      Black 2 місяці тому +8


    • Sam Sam
      Sam Sam 2 місяці тому +2

      ‘they’ were elected by the same people who are complaining here!

    • Microtonal_Cats
      Microtonal_Cats 2 місяці тому

      "redistribution of wealth" under the guise of caring.

  • John B
    John B 2 місяці тому +2

    I loved the Bay Area. I was born in San Francisco. My father emigrated there from Italy. He was an OB/GYN and developed one of, if not the first ultrasound scanner(s) back in the 1960's. Now the S.F. hospital where he built it is gone, and so is the San Francisco I grew up in and around. How could this happen to such a special place? 😢...

    • Eriona100
      Eriona100 2 місяці тому

      Mail-in Bailout is where all these stories started.

    • John B
      John B 29 днів тому

      @Eriona100 Fraud? Intedssting, If True. Might exolain how the son of a former Weather Underground becsme a SF Supervisor...

  • Why Tokyo?
    Why Tokyo?  2 місяці тому +2

    When you rent a car, make sure to pay for the additional insurance to cover theft of personal property. I've had my car broken into in different places in America, and though the process of filing a claim is troublesome, you at least get compensated for your losses.

  • T Baker
    T Baker Місяць тому

    Leads me to believe that officials are on the take.

  • Allen Manor
    Allen Manor 2 місяці тому +3

    I left the Bay Area in 1998 full of sadness that I had to leave my favorite place behind. Now I thank God I got out when I did.

  • Gokhan S
    Gokhan S Місяць тому

    Such an shame for San Francisco for this country we need better leadership better system in this city /state ! This need to end now ! So horrible 😢I love San Francisco so sad to see this things happening

  • Myth0s
    Myth0s 2 місяці тому +87

    We need to be absolutely brutal on crime. We’ve let these filth ruin our streets for too long

    • Jessie Joseph
      Jessie Joseph 2 місяці тому +4

      We need to get brutal about affordable housing in urban areas. When people are homeless, they are often jobless. Get up to no good.

    • John C
      John C 2 місяці тому +3

      @Jessie JosephWe need to do both, although being "brutal" leads to injustice. But both directly combating crime and working on the social aspects need to be done.

  • M4TTYN
    M4TTYN 2 місяці тому

    The law must be taken into our own hand! this is crazy! even us workers can't stop unemployed behavior or simply record it (odd policies with certain work places) but the fact they know of a place where most goods end up and don't raid the place is wild!

    • Dee Bee
      Dee Bee Місяць тому

      Set it off man.

  • gs
    gs 2 місяці тому +1

    Hopefully nobody's feelings were hurt in that fencing house. The police did their best to protect them.

  • Home Love Everything
    Home Love Everything Місяць тому

    Whenever someone in government says, “…circle back…” then you know they are part of the problem

  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Williams 2 місяці тому +1


  • Sharon Wilhelm
    Sharon Wilhelm Місяць тому +1

    If this doesn't prove that this is all intentional, I dont know what else would!! These high crime areas where crime is being ignored are tbe areas where tne police have been told to stand down.. sickening!!

  • Polar Family
    Polar Family 2 місяці тому +231

    Over 10k break ins and they keep voting for the same people. Y'all are the epitome of ridiculous.

    • iorogutu
      iorogutu 2 місяці тому +10

      Not everyone voted for the a-hole in command. We can point fingers hntil the end if time. Let’s unite and stop this madness

    • Third String All Pro
      Third String All Pro 2 місяці тому +7

      Exercise your 2nd amendment rights. Conceal carry. Have guns in the house. I live in Arizona and home robberies and car jacking doesn’t happen out here. If I knew someone had a gun, I’m not gonna mess with them. I recommend everyone carry and have a few guns throughout the house. If cops aren’t gonna help, start carrying

    • AB
      AB 2 місяці тому +3

      It doesn't matter who you vote for we were sold a long time ago.

  • Shanon Settle
    Shanon Settle 2 місяці тому +3

    I feel for you Justin, but this is a test, its only a test. Congratulations on your sobriety!

    • Acey Dishy
      Acey Dishy 2 місяці тому

      Ditto. Hang in there, Justin. 33 mos. here ODAAT 📘👍

  • joe king
    joe king 2 місяці тому +2

    well done on the recovery.... may you be blessed and get it back on track... i had a similar experience and used it as an excuse to relapse... keep it together,,,

  • angryCOMMguy
    angryCOMMguy Місяць тому +6

    We need to ensure that anyone who voted for these crooked politicians is never allowed to leave California!

  • qualm43
    qualm43 2 місяці тому +1

    To end the story by mentioning that this reporter was attacked randomly is the icing on the cake.

  • Big Gus
    Big Gus Місяць тому

    “I love Oakland.” Never did I think that sentence would ever exist.

  • Throwback
    Throwback 2 місяці тому +435

    San Francisco's officials should be arrested as aiding and abetting thousands of crimes.

    • R E
      R E 2 місяці тому +10

      The politicians make the laws. Police officers can’t do almost anything.

    • cjJohnson
      cjJohnson 2 місяці тому +22

      Crime is legal in SF. They get what they voted for.

    • idegteke
      idegteke 2 місяці тому +4

      Crime for governments are like wheels for cars, in case you didn’t know. The problem only starts when the front and back tires come in contact.

  • Seekingtruth Notfindingany
    Seekingtruth Notfindingany 2 місяці тому +10

    I can only imagine just how painful hearing Would be after living in complete silence and then be surrounded by unending noise

  • shawn lawrence
    shawn lawrence 2 місяці тому +1

    To me it's pretty obvious there's an element of aiding and abetting with the police department saying that it's an ongoing investigation. I would argue that it's more like an ongoing aiding and abetting. I think that Chief needs to be investigated perhaps he's getting a kickback from all the stolen goods.

  • Detective Heinchelchisce
    Detective Heinchelchisce Місяць тому +2

    I'd like to know how many people were victims of Justin's shady activities while trying to support his addiction? How many homes and businesses did he burglaruze? How many cars and storage units did he break into? How many people did he rob? How many people did he scam? Sorry Justin, NO SYMPATHY HERE!!

  • Aequitas4VERlTAS
    Aequitas4VERlTAS Місяць тому +1

    How did they know what was in his vehicle? He was targeted.

  • J Doe
    J Doe 2 місяці тому

    Amen leadership on every level across America

  • frpgplayer
    frpgplayer Місяць тому +1

    It is not illegal to steal your possessions.

    BOOSTEDSS396 2 місяці тому +4

    When there are no consequences for bad behavior, there's no change in behavior.

  • Bernhard Schwarz
    Bernhard Schwarz 2 місяці тому +7

    An almost identical case happend to somebody I know. It was in LA. He arrived at the Airport, rented a car, and while was parked and in the process of loading his luggage - $ 12 K of Photo equipment and personal items, a group of thugs broke the cars windows and snatched his belongings.
    Thanks to GPS trackers in the boxes, he was able to lead the Police to the actual door where the thugs lived. And? A no go. The police declared that this is not enough evidence for them to enter that place.
    This has nothing to do with insurnace but everything with liberal politics. A total success for the woke community was achieved. That's what they want - destruction, demolition, to create an environment in which they can rule.

  • d w
    d w 2 місяці тому +2

    My wife and I bought a new car and were about to make the 3000 mile bucket list trip to Calif.. While planning it became to difficult to see what we came for and still secure our vehicle. This years vacation dollars will be spent elsewhere.

  • Adnaan Sheikh
    Adnaan Sheikh Місяць тому +1

    Sounds like an inside mafia operation. They know who is doing it.

  • Iam Gabriel
    Iam Gabriel 2 місяці тому

    We SO long overdue for a change in leadership in this whole state.

  • C King
    C King Місяць тому

    Justin, hoping this incident doesn't deter your progress. Keep good going!!! Yours is a courageous, amazing story!!! 👍👍👍

  • scasey1960
    scasey1960 2 місяці тому +86

    Zero accountability; vigilante justice required.

    • Vincents Gaming
      Vincents Gaming 2 місяці тому +10

      Cops: we dont arrest criminals
      Citizens: time to become a vigilante to get our items back.
      Cops: stop your inder arrest thats illegal.
      Criminals: laughs in stolen money.

    • Jeff A
      Jeff A 2 місяці тому +3

      There were a lot of vigilance committees in America in the past - including in San Francisco. There were definitely mixed results but I think at this point just getting the vigilance committee together and serious about it would get the officials to do their job

    • GGzerBE-4
      GGzerBE-4 2 місяці тому +1

      The voters asked for this and now they’re going to have to sleep in the bed they made.

  • Martin King
    Martin King 2 місяці тому +10

    That's a tough lesson to learn Justin. When on assignment, never ever let your cameras out of your possession or that of a trusted co worker including going to eat in a restaurant.

    • Taylor Hickman
      Taylor Hickman 2 місяці тому +1

      my camera bag has $10k+ worth of gear in it, and as you said it never leaves my sight if I'm out in public.

    • Crabwithabs
      Crabwithabs 2 місяці тому

      After work I can go to a grocery store to get stuff for dinner and not worry about my computer getting jacked immediately . Glad I don’t live in Cali

  • LibertyMatrix
    LibertyMatrix 2 місяці тому +1

    The best way for Oakland & San Francisco leaders to tackle their crime epidemic is to resign for de-funding the police back in 2021

  • Chase Von
    Chase Von Місяць тому +2

    This guy wanted to defund the police last week

  • TassoLovesAR15s
    TassoLovesAR15s 2 місяці тому +1

    New leadership is an understatement.

  • Leon Tran
    Leon Tran Місяць тому +1

    Tho it’s sad to see it happens, but i do understand why the local authorities would let a well-known fencing operation, all missing stuffs will mostly go through that 1 location and it makes it way easier to track down said stuffs after that, or else the criminals gonna spread out all over and it’s just wayyy harder to control.

    • ByTheNumbers
      ByTheNumbers Місяць тому

      It makes it much easier to be sure you get a cut of the profits. And being only a block away, you can just walk over after work to get the bonus.😆

  • Caocao8888
    Caocao8888 2 місяці тому +285

    “A known major fencing operation. A block and a half from the police station.” Feckless politicians and police. Revolting!

    • Charles
      Charles 2 місяці тому +9

      So disband fully. You broke policing don’t be big mad now

    • Don
      Don 2 місяці тому +21

      brother the same citizens defunded their police stations. they don't have time to deal with petty theft!

    • Mystic 0
      Mystic 0 2 місяці тому +12

      Police are not going to do anything after being defunded and many police officers leaving, the average person just has to do everything themselves in Nor Cal

    • SJ Nix
      SJ Nix 2 місяці тому +6

      I promise you, if the politicians and activists dropped the leash on the police, things would change. That isn't going to happen though.

    • Delsage
      Delsage 2 місяці тому +9

      It more has to do with the DA and politicians in office that restrict the police from doing their job.

  • Diablo En Corbata
    Diablo En Corbata 2 місяці тому +11

    CA authority: “The thieves deserve reparations for the shame and trauma they have to endure after this report. And, I need a raise”

  • Matt Nichols
    Matt Nichols 2 місяці тому

    knowing something and being able to prove it in a court are two very different things .

  • Marc Anthony
    Marc Anthony Місяць тому +1

    You REAP, what and who you vote for ! They voted for it, they wanted it so they got it !!! I LOVE WEST TEXAS !!!!! 🇺🇸