'Inside Edition' crew gets robbed while reporting on San Francisco Bay Area crime

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https://www.foxnews.com/entertainme...ile-reporting-on-san-francisco-bay-area-crime

'Inside Edition' crew gets robbed while reporting on San Francisco Bay Area crime

By Nicole Darrah, | Fox News

An "Inside Edition" crew who baited "smash and grab" thieves to reported on robberies in California's San Francisco Bay Area were the victims of a true robbery, and had thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen. (YouTube/Inside Edition)
An "Inside Edition" crew who baited "smash and grab" thieves in California's San Francisco Bay Area were the victims of a true robbery — resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
In an effort to report on rampant robberies in the area, "Inside Edition" employees filmed themselves planting GPS trackers inside items that were placed in a car parked in an area well-known for theft.
The trackers were placed inside of a $250 speaker and a purse just before reporter Lisa Guerrero explains "for [their] last trick," they also placed video cameras throughout the car in the event the products get stolen.

Sure enough, two people were soon spotted robbing the vehicle. A man was seen in the segment smashing open the car's back window, pulling out the handbag and throwing it to a woman sitting nearby before removing the speaker.
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According to a man whose surveillance footage caught the incident, he said "it all lasted maybe 20 seconds."
The "Inside Edition" crew then tracked down the speaker and confronted the duo as they walked into a train station.
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"You've got my speaker right there, you just broke into our car," Guerrero says, telling the man they've "got it on camera."
While the man tries to shy away from the cameraperson, and, at one point even pushing the camera down, the reporter informs him "five million people are going to see [him] steal that." Refusing to give it back, the man says he's going to call his mother — an offer Guerrero encourages.
"Inside Edition" said the man eventually left the speaker, and they later moved on to track the stolen purse, which was found in a garbage can.
While the crew was interviewing the man captured on camera in the initial theft, their actual crew car was broken into via the "smash and grab" method, leaving "thousands of dollars worth of equipment" stolen.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, more than 31,000 people reported "smash and grab" robberies in the city in 2017 alone.
 

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I've never been to San Fran...it used to be on my bucket list but not not anymore.
I went by accident, airline stranded me there. Saw everything I wanted to see and have no desire to ever return. Pier 39, Alcratraz and the Golden Gate bridge got knocked off my bucket list. Yep there were junkies, needles and poop in the street across from pier 39. Animal rights protesters being held out of restaurants that served meat by a police line. Half the cars that were parked in the street overnight had their windows busted out.

Wouldn't go back no way no how.
 

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Last time I was in San Fran we went and saw the Cards/Giants, McGwire vs Bonds. It was August and got so cold we were wrapping newspapers around our legs to try and stay warm. I'm glad my kids got to see it back then - it was one of my favorite US destinations.
 

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I've never been to San Fran...it used to be on my bucket list but not not anymore.
I've been (edit: in like 1999-2000)... and I loved it! I've loved my visits to San Fran and San Diego... BUT I loathe LA/Long Beach/Anaheim. To me it's just all concrete.

I'm a foodie though and my stay in San Francisco was down near an Asian district that had some phenomenal food. So my stomach may be biasing me here. LOL. :D
 

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I bi@tch and moan about SF as much as anyone, I don’t go often, mainly, because I despise putting money into the hands of the politicians that have ruined wide swaths of the city. That said here’s some tips, if you travel to SF try not to have a car, if you do, make it a car with a trunk, thieves in SF are as lazy as they are anywhere else and I don’t care where you are, leaving valuables in plain sight is stupid and you’re pretty much asking to have your car broken into.
The city is everything you’ve heard both good and bad, if you do come out here, pm me. I can direct you to the best parts (not touristy necessarily) but the really wonderful parts of the city based on your interests.
Don’t be afraid or discouraged to visit, I just wouldn’t recommend taking up residence.
 

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I bi@tch and moan about SF as much as anyone, I don’t go often, mainly, because I despise putting money into the hands of the politicians that have ruined wide swaths of the city. That said here’s some tips, if you travel to SF try not to have a car, if you do, make it a car with a trunk, thieves in SF are as lazy as they are anywhere else and I don’t care where you are, leaving valuables in plain sight is stupid and you’re pretty much asking to have your car broken into.
The city is everything you’ve heard both good and bad, if you do come out here, pm me. I can direct you to the best parts (not touristy necessarily) but the really wonderful parts of the city based on your interests.
Don’t be afraid or discouraged to visit, I just wouldn’t recommend taking up residence.
Yeah wish I'd dm'd ya when I got stuck there. It turned into a crazy day trip, glad I went, no desire to go back. Sure it would have been better with someone who knows the area.
 

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A California Federal Judge told me that the SF Police will not even investigate car break ends anymore.
That’s not true, the sf da’s office prosecute a lot of these cases unfortunately the number they are able to prosecute is only around 2%, around 700 last year, of all breakins because nobody ever sees or hears anything. The SFPD takes a report on all breakins they don’t have the manpower to investigate 33000 breakins a year but if evidence is available, including nearby cameras, they do investigate.
I’ll trash SF till I’m blue in the face when it’s deserved.
 
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That’s not true, the sf da’s office prosecute a lot of these cases unfortunately the number they are able to prosecute is only around 2%, around 700 last year, of all breakins because nobody ever sees or hears anything. The SFPD takes a report on all breakins they don’t have the manpower to investigate 33000 breakins a year but if evidence is available, including nearby cameras, they do investigate.
I’ll trash SF till I’m blue in the face when it’s deserved.
I'm just telling you what a California Federal Judge told me...
 

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I'm just telling you what a California Federal Judge told me...
And my response was to the judge’s comment, I understood it wasn’t you. I’m just surprised a federal judge in Ca, or any sitting judge ftm, would be that reckless with his words. That’s a pretty stinging indictment of an entire police force and also unwarranted. Again, when the city deserves scorn, I’m first in line and it deserves a lot but the police in SF deserve better.
 
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And my response was to the judge’s comment, I understood it wasn’t you. I’m just surprised a federal judge in Ca, or any sitting judge ftm, would be that reckless with his words. That’s a pretty stinging indictment of an entire police force and also unwarranted. Again, when the city deserves scorn, I’m first in line and it deserves a lot but the police in SF deserve better.
I took the Judges comment to mean that there are so many crimes in the San Francisco Bay area that the police can't investigate car break ins not that he is critical of the police.
 

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And my response was to the judge’s comment, I understood it wasn’t you. I’m just surprised a federal judge in Ca, or any sitting judge ftm, would be that reckless with his words. That’s a pretty stinging indictment of an entire police force and also unwarranted. Again, when the city deserves scorn, I’m first in line and it deserves a lot but the police in SF deserve better.
They kept the animal rights protestors from killing me for eating a burger. :lol::lol::lol:
 
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That’s not true, the sf da’s office prosecute a lot of these cases unfortunately the number they are able to prosecute is only around 2%, around 700 last year, of all breakins because nobody ever sees or hears anything. The SFPD takes a report on all breakins they don’t have the manpower to investigate 33000 breakins a year but if evidence is available, including nearby cameras, they do investigate.
I’ll trash SF till I’m blue in the face when it’s deserved.
I took the Judges comment to mean that there are so many crimes in the San Francisco Bay area that the police can't investigate car break ins not that he is critical of the police.
I took the Judges comment to mean that there are so many crimes in the San Francisco Bay area that the police can't investigate car break ins not that he is critical of the police.
But we have nothing to worry about since most of the Bay Area is in Nancy Pelosi's district. She will take care of the problem !