Video Captures Man Beating Homeless Person in the Street
KTVU has a copy of the surveillance clip which shows the attack near Third and Bryant streets at about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The video shows the attacker walking along the street when he spots a sleeping person; he then walks over and stomps on the person's head several times.
Afterward, the attacker walks away -- calmly.
Police told the news station that no report was ever filed, so it's not known how injured the assault victim was. As shocking as the video was, Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, told KTVU that she wasn't surprised -- homeless people are attacked all the time, she said.
"It's really sickening to see violence against anybody and especially when someone is already in such a vulnerable position doesn't have a place to sleep," she said.