Jogger throws homeless man’s possessions in the lake, the trash
Jogger in Oakland, California throws homeless man’s possessions in the lake, the trash can.
A jogger in California who was caught on camera throwing a homeless man’s belongings in the garbage can, and one more was reportedly arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
Henry Sintay was caught on camera throwing the homeless man, the stuff in Lake Merritt. He was Monday arrested in connection with the viral incident, SF Gate reported Wednesday.
Henry Sintay was reportedly arrested in connection with the dismantling of a homeless man from the campsite.
(Alameda County Sheriff’s Office)
J. J. Harris caught Sintay’s meltdown on video Friday and posted on social media. On the video, onlookers are heard to ask Sintay what he was doing.
“Picking up the trash. What I want to do? It was spilling everywhere,” he replied.
The video sparked outrage and discussion on social media, according to the station. A Twitter user called the jogger that his actions “cruel”, while the other said throw the waste into the lake was doing more harm than good for the environment. Another said that the people will not have to go through the ‘trash’, while they jog or walk.
Sintay was arrested in a separate incident Saturday, SF Gate reported, citing court documents.
Oakland officials condemned the incident.
“We are all very worried about a person who probably wanted to take it upon themselves to interfere with or dismantle a person camping in the public space and that is just totally unacceptable,” Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney said. “Lake Merritt is an extremely robust space, from joggers to artists and to people who read, but the core of that diversity of use, there is mutual respect.”
A GoFundMe was started to help the man, who was identified as Drew.
“Just like the thousands of other people in the Bay Area, without houses, Attracted one of our neighbors. We are disgusted that someone thought it was ok for the treatment Pulled this way and you want to show him by means of our make sure that what happened to him is unacceptable,” Kenzie Smith wrote on the GoFundMe page.
Oakland officials urge residents to call 311 to report debris or hazardous material.
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