On Monday, a video emerged on social media showing a man stealing from a San Francisco Walgreens in broad daylight while a security guard did nothing while he filmed him on his phone. The thief shoved goods into a black trash bag and rode off on a bicycle.
The Daily Caller reported:
“It’s hard for me as a journalist to say ‘I won’t be involved, I can’t get involved,’ I have to be sort of neutral, but this is also my city,” [Lyanne] Melendez (the journalist who posted the video) said, according to ABC 7. “I live in this city and I see this constantly. Not only Walgreens, but cars, and my garage door has been broken into twice.”
Seventeen Walgreens, along with several other stores, have shut their doors over the past five years due to the rampant theft, San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai said, according to the report.
“Seventeen Walgreens over the last five years, almost every Gap retail outlet is gone, CVS is under assault,” claimed Safai, who retweeted the video calling for more accountability for shoplifting.