A CNN reporter fell victim to a 'smash-and-grab' robbery while reporting on San Francisco's "rampant street crime."
In a series of tweets on Friday, CNN correspondent Kyung Lah described how her rental car's rear window was smashed within seconds by thieves who then made off with her bags.
"Got robbed. Again," Lah wrote. "[CNN producer Jason Kravarik] & I were at city hall in San Francisco to do an interview for @CNN. We had security to watch our rental car + crew car. Thieves did this in under 4 seconds. Security stopped the jerks from stealing other bags. But seriously- this is ridiculous."
Got robbed. Again. @jasonkCNN & I were at city hall in San Francisco to do an interview for @CNN. We had security to watch our rental car + crew car. Thieves did this in under 4 seconds. Security stopped the jerks from stealing other bags. But seriously- this is ridiculous pic.twitter.com/3zcCzckavW— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) March 17, 2023
Even though Lah hired 'private security,' the crooks were able to flee the scene.
Our hired security guard tried to grab the crooks (I’m glad he didn’t get hurt!) but he got this picture of the getaway car.— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) March 17, 2023
To the jerks who stole our stuff— I hope someone on this site sees your plate and you get caught pic.twitter.com/k7VL0J9JHJ
The irony is that the reporter at the left-leaning news outlet was filming a segment on "rampant street crime" in San Francisco, now considered the "shoplifting capital of America" because of progressive prosecutors who refuse to enforce criminal laws.
Surging crime, open-air drug dealing, and robberies are a byproduct of failed social justice reforms by progressive politicians, such as George Soros-backed District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was booted out of office last June by angry voters.
Twitter users had fun with this:
defund the police is going great— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) March 18, 2023
Looks smashy but mostly peaceful— Sam Ikin (@sam_ikin) March 18, 2023
You sure this wasn't climate change?— Chris Walkey (@ChrisWalkey) March 18, 2023
Too bad you work for an organization that spends 24/7 shilling for the very people whose policies have made this possible.— Jesus = Answer (@hollis4congress) March 18, 2023