police-light-bar1.jpgA woman, reportedly mentally ill and homeless, is scaring people left and right in the Inner Sunset District with her increasingly aggressive out-lashings at random pedestrians. The woman, who has an animal tattoo on her face, has been on the street for years and appears to be getting sicker, according to the neighbors. Tickets are routinely issued and ignored. The recent incidents have people asking the age old question – what can San Francisco do to help those that refuse to be helped?

Example incidents include when a man was suddenly struck from behind with a board and a mother who was grabbed, shook and threatened by her while strolling her kid to the park. The mother, Simone Haas, called the cops and the woman was caught. “About five hours later, there she is in front of our house,” Haas said. “I called the cops again and they said, ‘Oh, yeah, we gave her a ticket.’ “

“It sounds like another example of the disconnect between law enforcement, service agencies and the justice system,” said Dariush Kayhan, the mayor’s homeless coordinator. “It’s like watching a car wreck in slow motion.”

Kayhan says the Mayor’s office is working with the courts on a system that would focus homeless outreach and increased punishment on the city’s 40 worst offenders. He hopes that the system will be put in place by the end of the year.

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  • Greg Dewar

    I plan on doing a post at my blog this evening – this woman is a menace and has hurt a lot of people. She assaulted someone on the N Judah, and the DA refused to do a thing about it, even with the intervention of many people.

    If anyone wants to play the bleeding heart card, I dare you to walk by this chick, she has really fucked with people and tried to hurt them and it is escalating. Zillions spent on homeless and mental services and yet we can’t keep a dangerous person off the streets. The epitome of the failure that is San Francisco.

  • Greg Dewar

    I plan on doing a post at my blog this evening – this woman is a menace and has hurt a lot of people. She assaulted someone on the N Judah, and the DA refused to do a thing about it, even with the intervention of many people.

    If anyone wants to play the bleeding heart card, I dare you to walk by this chick, she has really fucked with people and tried to hurt them and it is escalating. Zillions spent on homeless and mental services and yet we can’t keep a dangerous person off the streets. The epitome of the failure that is San Francisco.

  • areallyniceguy

    40 worst offenders? I think we would all be mortified to find out the criteria for making that list.

  • areallyniceguy

    40 worst offenders? I think we would all be mortified to find out the criteria for making that list.

  • reaubhat

    This woman was selling a puppy out of the laundromat at 6th and Irving maybe a month ago while I was doing laundry. She didn’t confront us, but she was definitely giving us the stink-eye.

  • reaubhat

    This woman was selling a puppy out of the laundromat at 6th and Irving maybe a month ago while I was doing laundry. She didn’t confront us, but she was definitely giving us the stink-eye.

  • DT

    She needs to be sent back to her sister in Pennsylvania and a permanent restraining order forbidding her return to SF put in place. She has made several trips back East over the years she has been traveling here.

    Yes on L.

  • DT

    She needs to be sent back to her sister in Pennsylvania and a permanent restraining order forbidding her return to SF put in place. She has made several trips back East over the years she has been traveling here.

    Yes on L.