A Czech news crew was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco, which is hosting the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
The crew was filming in the city when a car pulled up, and three masked assailants robbed them of all their recording equipment.
It seems that despite Gavin Newsom’s attempt to sweep crime and homelessness under the rug, it still seems to find a way to come out.
Fox News shares more on the story:
Journalist Bohumil Vostal told the San Francisco Chronicle he was getting a shot of City Lights Bookstore “when three masked assailants approached with guns pointed.”
“They were heading at my camera man, aiming a gun at his stomach, and one at my head,” Vostal said. He added the incident happened around 5 p.m. Sunday.
The San Francisco Police Department confirmed to KTVU FOX 2 it is investigating an armed robbery of a production team in the area of Broadway and Columbus Avenue.
Officers told the media outlet a vehicle stopped on the street, three armed men exited the car and approached the group prior to demanding their production equipment. The news crew complied, reportedly losing more than $18,000 worth of equipment and footage from a day wandering the Golden City.
What an embarrassment our country has become.
Not only are these foreign countries looking in from the outside and laughing, but now they visit our country and learn firsthand the horrors of liberal-run cities.
Gavin Newsom tried to clean up the streets of San Francisco before the summit.
Look at how it looks here:
San Francisco’s homeless population was entirely cleared out for Xi Jinping.
The government can easily fix our cities overnight. It just doesn’t want to.pic.twitter.com/tBGmWCbwtX
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 12, 2023
Gavin even responded to the criticism by saying this:
Gavin Newsom again doubled down on his clean up of San Francisco for Xi:
“If you have people over at your house, you are gonna clean up the house.” pic.twitter.com/8kkaBkga7w
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 13, 2023
It takes California’s Chinese overlords to visit before they do anything to clean up the city.
Business Insider has more on the story:
Vostal said his team raced to buy new cables and lights from a local Best Buy and used his personal camera to film new footage for the day, per The Chronicle.
He later tweeted that his crew would continue shooting in San Francisco and were in the city to cover President Joe Biden’s anticipated meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday.
The robbery comes as San Francisco launched an urgent, all-out cleanup of the city’s downtown core for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which began on Saturday.
Workers have been clearing trash, scrubbing graffiti, and pressure-washing streets, while scores of orange-vested city “ambassadors” guide people through the busiest parts of town.
Officials see the summit — the city’ biggest conference since 1945 — as a crucial opportunity for its 20,000-odd visitors to see a renewed San Francisco, which has been beset by increasingly visible homelessness, open-air drug abuse, and small-time crime.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said on Monday evening that she met with Vostal and his crew after they were robbed.
“They still are happy to be here, they’re continuing with their work,” Breed told KCBS Radio.
Breed said Vostal and his team have loaned equipment from local media outlets, and that police are investigating the robbery.
The story is always the same.
None of these robbers will be caught, and even if they do, they will be back on the streets in a year to continue terrorizing people.