SF sandwich store proprietor pissed off after assault

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A San Francisco sandwich store proprietor says he’s fed up after a person punched him within the face exterior of his enterprise. The pissed off store proprietor says he was attempting to maintain the person from urinating on the shop’s trash cans when he obtained assaulted.

He’s now hoping metropolis leaders see his ache and step as much as assist out different small companies affected by crime and dirt. Shortly after final evening’s assault, the proprietor of Sandy’s – situated within the Haight – vented his frustrations on social media.

He has a black eye and a reduce on his brow after being punched, however the greater hit is likely to be to his hopes for the town and what it means to run a enterprise there.

“I really like the neighborhood that we’re in and I don’t stand for one thing like that,” Peterson Harter mentioned. “I’m not gonna simply let issues go on this neighborhood. That’s not who I’m. And so I known as him out on it and I used to be strolling again and he similar to hit me within the face.”

Harter’s New Orleans-inspired store simply turned a brick-and-mortar again in April. He’s been enthusiastic about having a spot to name his personal, however he says this assault reveals the unfair dangers of operating a enterprise in San Francisco.

“I hear from loads of different small enterprise homeowners, particularly after this incident, of what they need to undergo each day. Whether or not it’s to wash up human feces or cleansing up a window or a graffitied wall or their staff being harassed,” he mentioned. 

Harter has known as on the governor, the mayor, and District 5 supervisor Dean Preston for solutions. Preston despatched KRON4 a press release. 

“Sandy’s has been an exquisite addition to the neighborhood. It’s heartbreaking that this occurred, and we’ll proceed to verify they get the help they want,” the assertion learn.

San Francisco police confirmed they’re investigating the assault.

Harter says large companies leaving the town needs to be sufficient of a sign that San Francisco is struggling, however small companies are nonetheless attempting to carry robust regardless of all the challenges.

“I really like this metropolis,” he mentioned. “I wish to keep right here. I actually see the promise and the hope and I actually assume this may be one of many best cities on the planet, however proper now it’s not and there must be modifications.”

When and if the suspect is caught, Harter says he doesn’t need them to go to jail. He thinks they need to do group service as a result of that may make them give again to the group.

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