Woman Says She Was Attacked for Wearing Google Glass at San Francisco Dive Bar
Gentrification drama swept through the Lower Haight Friday night when a local woman wearing Google Glass claims she was attacked while at a bar on Haight Street.
Flickr/Steve Rhodes Obviously not Molotov's patrons
Sarah Slocum, a San Francisco tech writer, described the incident on Facebook, of course. According to Slocum, she was at Molotov's on Haight Street where she was showing someone at the bar how her Google glasses work. During her high-tech demonstration, two women and a man confronted her and ripped the glasses off her face.
Here's how Slocum described the incident via Facebook:
OMG so you'll never believe this but... I got verbally and physically asaulted [sic] and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some wanker Google Glass haters, then some *bleeeeeeeeeep* tore them off my face and ran out with them then and when I ran out after him his *bleeeeeeep* friends stole my purse, cellphone walet [sic] and everything..
CBS News reports that Slocum later recovered the Google Glassed along with the footage of her attackers. Her purse and phone are still missing. Officer Albie Esparza confirmed that a police report was filed with the San Francisco Police Department.
Witnesses claim that people inside the bar got agitated at the sight of the Google Glasses, fearing they would be recorded by the wearable computers.
Witness Brian Lester tells CBS News that he watched as a man insulted Slocum. "The crowd was jeering as any last call crowd would do with a fight outside of a bar," Lester tells the news station. "She was running around very excited ... and people were telling her, 'you're being an *** take those glasses off."
Needless to say, another witness named Brian says he wasn't too surprised by the showdown.
"You know, the crowd at Molotov's is not a tech-oriented crowd for the most part," says Brian, who would only give his first name. "It's probably one of the more punk rock bars in the city. So you know, it's not really Google Glass country."
Still, the second Brian agreed, there was no reason for those guys to be glassholes about it.