The former San Francisco fire commissioner was brutally attacked with a metal crowbar just steps from his mother’s front door, while neighbors said “no one is safe” in the crime-ridden city.
Disturbing cell phone footage shows a man wandering the nearby area with a metal crowbar in hand, though police have yet to confirm he is the attacker.
Don Carmignani, 53, was fighting for his life in hospital after the horrific beating on Wednesday, a day after Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death.
Friends close to the victim claim he was targeted by a “group of homeless people” as he left his mother’s home just outside the city’s Marina District.
Carmignani – who served as fire commissioner in 2013 – was reportedly slashed with a knife and had his skull fractured by the pipe.
Disturbing cell phone footage shared on a local neighborhood app shows a man wandering the nearby area with a metal crowbar in hand
Police have yet to confirm whether the man in the video is connected to the attack on Carmignani
Carmignani – who served as fire commissioner in 2013 – was reportedly slashed with a knife and had his skull fractured by the pipe
San Francisco police have arrested 24-year-old Gareth Doty, who is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious injury.
A male witness – who wished to remain anonymous – uploaded the video to the Citizens App after the attack.
He told CBS news: “He brutally beat them. I yelled ‘stop, stop, stop! I was upstairs.
“People were recording, but I think people are scared because they don’t know what these people are carrying.”
Attorney Joe Alioto-Veronese — who is friends with Carmignani — wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “At 7 p.m. last night in the marina district on Laguna and Chestnut Streets, a friend and former San Francisco commissioner was brutally beaten by a group of homeless people outside the front door. . from his house.
“He’s fighting for his life at SF General. Pray4Him.’
This week San Francisco was rocked by the brutal murder of Cash App founder Bob Lee, pictured
Lee, 43, was attacked at 2:35 a.m. on April 4 in the Rincon Hill residential area of downtown San Francisco
Carmignani underwent surgery on Thursday and remained in ICU from Friday afternoon, Alioto-Veronese later confirmed.
The beating was reminiscent of an attack on Paul Pelosi – the husband of former House Speaker Nancy – at his mansion in San Francisco.
Pelosi was hammered on Oct. 28 by a crazed David DePape at his home in Pacific Heights, about a mile from Carmignani’s block.
He told the New York Post“It’s dangerous here and the fact that this could happen to a big guy like Don Carmignani tells us it could happen to anyone in any neighborhood of San Francisco.”
“The fact that even Paul Pelosi can be similarly assaulted in front of police officers in his own home shows that no one is safe in this town.”
San Francisco has seen a violent increase in crime, with police statistics showing that the city’s homicide rate increased 36.6 percent from 2019 to 2022 — from 41 to 56.
Violent crime has also increased 7.5 percent across San Francisco over the past three years.
Property crime has increased by 20.7 percent over the past three years.
Catherine Stefani, representing the Marina District, said in a statement that the city should provide the resources law enforcement officers need “to turn the tide on crime in this city.”
She added: “As I pray for Don, his family and his recovery, I want to be very clear: We cannot tolerate this type of criminal activity.
‘Not in the marina, nowhere. Everyone has the right to feel safe in San Francisco, and that means the city needs to stop playing politics with public safety.”
The attack was reminiscent of an attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy. In 2019, they are pictured together
Pelosi was beaten with a hammer at his home in Pacific Heights on Oct. 28 by a crazed David DePape, pictured.
This week, San Francisco was rocked by the brutal murder of Cash App founder Bob Lee.
Lee, 43, was attacked at 2:35 a.m. on April 4 in the Rincon Hill residential area of downtown San Francisco.
CCTV footage obtained by Dailymail.com showed a mysterious bystander strolling the streets where the tech tycoon was killed.
The entrepreneur found billion-dollar tech company Cash App, a mobile payment service, and went on to become chief technology officer at payment company Block. When he died, he was the chief product officer at MobileCoin, a crypto payment company.
Colleagues of Lee, who created CashApp, have blamed city leaders for losing control over the rising violence – claiming they have “blood on their hands.”
Matt Ocko, DCVC’s co-founder, blamed the former San Francisco district attorney for the tragedy, as new district attorney Brooke Jenkins offered her “sincere condolences,” adding that she “will not tolerate these heinous acts.” ‘.