A former San Francisco fireplace commissioner who was violently attacked by a crowbar-wielding transient launched footage of the brutal bashing Monday whereas calling on the town to guard “its law-abiding residents.”
Ex-commissioner Don Carmignani was assaulted by the homeless man on April 5 after he requested him and his two friends to maneuver their encampment away from his mom’s dwelling within the metropolis’s prosperous Marina District.
The person, recognized by cops as 24-year-old Garret Allen Doty, allegedly struck Carmignani’s head with the metallic crowbar repeatedly — significantly injuring him, police mentioned.
Video of the beating exhibits the suspect believed to be Doty chasing after Carmignani, 53, with a protracted metallic pipe.
He repeatedly swings the pipe at Carmignani, who tries to dam the blows together with his arms and run off, based on the footage provided to KRON 4 by Carmignani.
“Sadly, I’m not the primary particular person to be victimized by these people, who’re identified criminals with a well-documented historical past of drug use, harassment of residents, and vandalism within the Marina,” Carmignani mentioned in a press release to the native station.
He mentioned he and his mom had known as 911 to report the encampment on the entryway to her home as a result of she didn’t really feel protected leaving her dwelling after previous encounters with the people.
Neither cops nor homeless service got here and the trio “had been brazenly consuming medicine, and had exhibited extraordinarily aggressive conduct in the direction of passersby,” based on the previous fireplace commissioner.
That night, Carmignani went to his mom’s and requested them to go away, however was as a substitute attacked and despatched to the hospital for an emergency surgical procedure.
He broke his jaw, bought 50 stitches on his face and had a chunk of his cranium eliminated in surgical procedure, the station reported.
Carmignani mentioned the 2 different homeless folks with Doty have remained within the “neighborhood” of his mom’s dwelling and one was apparently even noticed close to the scene of his assault.
“That is unacceptable,” he mentioned within the assertion. “As a local San Franciscan and lifelong Marina District resident, I firmly imagine that the Metropolis wants to advertise the security of its law-abiding residents over those that selected to do medicine and commit violent acts in our streets,” Carmignani mentioned within the assertion.
“I’m hopeful that this unlucky incident will result in coverage modifications to raised shield the pursuits of San Francisco residents and that my attackers will likely be totally prosecuted.”
Doty was charged with assault with a lethal weapon, aggravated battery with severe bodily harm and assault with power more likely to produce nice bodily harm.
The beating of the previous smoke-eater got here someday after Money App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death.
Violent crimes have elevated of seven.5% over the previous three years all through San Francisco, based on police statistics.