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San Francisco Le Marais Bakery staff brawl with homeless man

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Staff locked the side door and waited for the man to leave while he took a pastry he had grabbed and smeared it across the windows. Eventually, an employee left the cafe to ask him to leave. The man swung at the staffer, and a fight broke out. Another employee grabbed a chair and ran to her co-workers’ aid as customers also jumped in. 

“I’ve been here two years, and you get this in these places in the South of Market and other parts of the city, but not the Castro,” said the injured employee, who suffered a cut to the heel of his hand and a bruise to his right arm.

Customer Joel Harmon told The Standard he had popped in for his usual croissant and oat milk latte when the fracas broke out. Harmon said he asked the man to stop and move on before threatening to call the police.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.