Neighbors of former San Francisco Fire Commissioner Don Carmignani stated “nobody is secure” within the metropolis after he was brutally attacked by a transient with a steel crowbar simply steps away from his household’s entrance door.
Carmignani was attacked a day after Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant early Tuesday morning.
Carmignani, 53, was leaving his mom’s house at about 7 p.m. within the Marina District when he was accosted by a person waving an industrial steel crowbar, pals of the ex-commissioner advised The Post.
San Francisco Police later arrested Garret Doty, 24, who was booked on assault with a lethal weapon.
Joe Alioto-Veronese, a distinguished lawyer and pal, stated Carmignani was at his mom’s house when he observed Doty and two different transients blocking the driveway.
When Carmignani requested them to maneuver, he was bludgeoned behind the pinnacle by Doty, which injured the previous smoke-eater’s cranium and mind.
“[Doty] was really seen swinging the pipe and strolling across the neighborhood after the assault,” Alioto-Veronese stated. “It’s harmful right here and the truth that this might occur to an enormous man like Don Carmignani, that tells us it may occur to anyone in any neighborhood in San Francisco.”
“The proven fact that even Paul Pelosi may very well be attacked in a similar way in entrance of cops inside his own residence reveals you that nobody is secure on this metropolis,” he added.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, suffered related cranium accidents after he was attacked with a hammer by a crazed David DePape on Oct. 28 in his Pacific Heights house, which is a couple of mile away from Carmignani’s block.
The uptick in violent crime in San Francisco has prompted an uproar amongst San Francisco residents who’re fed up as a result of they’re “residing in concern.”
While general violent crime fell 13.6% from 2019 to 2022, homicides in San Francisco rose 36.6%, from 41 to 56 within the metropolis of 815,000, in keeping with police statistics.
Violent crimes additionally noticed an uptick of seven.5% over the previous three years all through San Francisco, whereas property crime has exploded to twenty.7% over the previous three years.
Alioto-Veronese stated neighbors noticed Carmignani getting attacked and have been in a position to pull him into the home and name 911.
“They actually saved his life,” the lawyer stated.
The former hearth commissioner underwent surgical procedure on Thursday and was nonetheless within the ICU as of Friday afternoon. He will want extra surgical procedures sooner or later, Alioto-Veronese stated.
The lawyer stated the dearth of police patrolling the streets and town’s soft-on-crime insurance policies has led to lawlessness and drug use throughout San Francisco.
Lt. Tracy McCray, vp of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, advised The Post that the department is down more than 500 officers.
“The metropolis is in absolute chaos as a result of we are going to proceed to spiral on this doom loop,” stated Alioto-Veronese, who ran for district lawyer. “These tech titans like Bob Lee are pulling their workers out of San Francisco. Even [Lee] left town, and he was murdered while he was visiting!
“This isn’t just about arresting criminals. This is about getting forward of the psychological well being disaster. The psyche ward of San Francisco General is within the metropolis streets, and it has to cease.”
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