October 2, 2011

Crime Beat: Attempted Carjacking

Laney writes:
At 9:30 this evening [10/1], my husband and I were driving down Noe and at the corner of Noe and 21s, a guy who was crouched down, jumped out and attempted to get into our car. All our doors were locked and we were fine. We called the police. We saw a young woman taking night photography at the top of the hill and told her what happened and gave her a ride back to her house. But still, it was very scary. Please warn people to keep their doors locked while they're driving. Even in this seemingly very safe neighborhood. It gave us a huge scare.

14 comments:

Book Mom said...

I'm glad you are all safe and appreciate you alerting the community.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are safe and assisted the other woman. Just curious since I live 1 block down - what side of the street was this? Was the guy hiding behind bushes? There are some overgrown bushes at the corner of Noe & 21st and I'm curious if he was hiding out in the dark there.

realitybroker said...

Good god!! My husband makes fun of me for locking the doors, but carjacking was such a "thing" a while back it's always in the back of my brain. How freaky to have it nearly happen in Noe!! Glad you're okay!!

laney said...

Yes, he was on the East side of the street. My husband won't make fun of me anymore after that. It was incredibly frightening!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is really terrifying! I live only a couple blocks away from there. Thank you for spreading the word about what happened. Can you describe the person that tried to get into your car?

Anonymous said...

It is horrible what happened; but you people crack me up. This is a city; not suburbia and crime does happen here in Noe Valley. Just go to 24th & Church late at night and there are all kinds of people up here from the Mission;(we have the only liquor store open till 2am). I'm sorry that this happened to you; but people get over it. Crime happens everywhere!!

laney said...

@Anonymous-- yes, crime happens everywhere, the city, the suburbs, does that mean we should ignore it or laugh it off or not tell others to be on the look out? We crack you up? Where I grew up, in Brooklyn (before gentrification), where there was lots of crime, we still all looked out for each other and warned each other about shifty characters. We're here to take care of each other. Not laugh at each other for alerting one another. We don't ignore crime or attempted crime and laugh. My intention here was to give people a heads up. Your snarky tone is laughable. I hope that an attack is never attempted on you, but if it ever were, I doubt you would laugh and say, "Oh well, that's just the way it is here in the city..." And not report it or warn others. That's just kind of despicable.

Anonymous said...

Actually Laney I have been attacked. I wasn't making fun of the fact that this happened. It's just all of you newbies act so surprised when something happens in Noe; and I do think people should know. Everyone should keep there doors locked whether they are in their home or in their car. It's just common sense.

murphstahoe said...

Arrr! I'm a cranky old man. You think that some poorly designed intersection is dangerous! We LIKE IT THAT WAY!

Crime? When I was a wee lad in Noe Valley, I was held hostage by bootleggers and when my parents (4th generation Noe Valley residents by the way) paid the ransom, they shot me dead anyway! And I LIKED IT!

Cars on the sidewalk? When I was young, we had HORSE BUGGIES on the sidewalk and WE LIKED IT! It made things more interesting to have to climb over the buggies and if ya fell into the roadway you'd get run over, which WE LIKED!

Crime and gettin' run over and having the sidewalk blocked are just a part of city life! Well, gettin' run over by cars that is. I mean, if ya gets run over by a guy on a bike or get hit by a stroller, that's just SUBURBAN BS! And don't get me started on the dog poop!

Arrrr! Y'all a bunch of suburban newbie softies with yer crazy ideas of parks and dogs and kids and schools and all that nice softie crap! Arrr!

Anonymous said...

If something happens in our community this is the place to post it so we can watch out for ourselves and each other. No sarcasm, no snark, no judgment. If people jump on one another for taking the time to report something, then what happens? Do people just begin looking out for themselves and not care about the welfare of others? This post is a simple reminder. There is absolutely no reason to look at it as anything else and try to one up one another. Totally ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

well said 5:08

Anonymous said...

Thank you blog author for your work! I unsubscribed because I just couldn't take the negative comments any more. I believe there is a lot of anonymous kindness in the world and I am thankful for it.

Anonymous said...

Gee Murphy; were your kids born here?
I guess you don't like them very much.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the heads up. I am always cautious on my evening jogs, and this is a good reminder why I need to keep my sensors on for sure. Thank you