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CNN Crew Robbed While Covering A Story On Crime In San Francisco

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A CNN reporter freaked out on Twitter after she and her crew ere robbed in San Francisco while they were reporting on a story about the rampant crime in the city.

“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,” CNN national correspondent Kyung Lah said.

A CNN reporter freaked out on Twitter after she and her crew ere robbed in San Francisco while they were reporting on a story about the rampant crime in the city.

“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,” CNN national correspondent Kyung Lah said.

“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. To the jerks who stole our stuff— I hope someone on this site sees your plate and you get caught,” the agitated reporter said.

“Thank you to @SFPD’s Ofcs Gala & Mac for responding and your kindness,” she said with a photo of, presumably, one of the responding officers.

“San Francisco is a beautiful city. This is our 3rd day here and I’ve loved my time here. But if you do visit this city, know that even with hired security watching your car, it is not enough,” the reporter said.

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“Now I’m about to try and get an @SouthwestAir flight back to Los Angeles without ID or passport since they were both stolen. I’ll let you know how that goes…,” she said before explaining why she was in San Francisco.

“BTW; @jasonkCNN and I are in San Francisco doing a story about voter discontent bc of rampant street crime #irony,” she said.

“Bc so many people get their cars broken into and their bags stolen, @SouthwestAir was very used to my lack-of-ID problem and smoothly gave me my ticket after a brief security check. Off to TSA now,” she said.

.@TSA officer Boongaling at Oakland is really helping me out today. Thank you to her! Also, if you fly out of Oakland, know the gas stations are being hit around the airport. Teams here in Oakland say passengers show up crying bc their bags are all stolen, all in seconds, the reporter said.

“OMG!!! My bag was recovered! (@jasonkCNN’s still missing). Perla w/@OCEIA_SF found my bag/biz cards & just rang me. Happy to report SF residents are fighting for their city, like  @OCEIA_SF. They’re a community safety patrol program, speaking 17 languages, run by residents,” she reported.

“#Update! Bella Trattoria found @jasonkCNN bag. It was dumped near where more thieves were trying to break into a patron’s car. Computer was gone but his personal items were recovered,” the reporter said.

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“Restaurant staff told @jasonkCNN that they are angry with San Francisco crime and saw Jason’s “whole life” was in his bag. They had to search for his number and finally found a business card. SF is filled w/good, frustrated people who deserve better,” she said.

In December a self-professed lifelong Democratic voter said that she is fed up with her party and is calling out local Democratic officials amid spiraling crime rates after she witnessed an armed carjacking in front of her own home. Neighborhood commissioner Denise Rucker Krepp, a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., says it’s time for the city to get serious about criminal activity.

In an interview with Fox News, Krepp “pushed back against those in her own party who are advocating for a sweeping criminal code overhaul to soften repercussions on crime,” the outlet reported. Krepp believes the measure will have a horrendous impact on the city.

“I think it has to come down to every single person being impacted, and that’s what’s happening in my single member district where I’ve had a rape and murder, armed carjackings, home invasions, robberies, stabbings, shootings,” Krepp told Fox & Friends, arguing the crime wave is affecting people of every political persuasion.

She went on to say letting people go free after being charged with crimes leads to more crime.

“I don’t have enough fingers to count all the crimes that have occurred, and that’s why my constituents are saying enough is enough,” she added. “We need help. We need more police on the streets. We need more prosecutions.

In December a self-professed lifelong Democratic voter said that she is fed up with her party and is calling out local Democratic officials amid spiraling crime rates after she witnessed an armed carjacking in front of her own home. Neighborhood commissioner Denise Rucker Krepp, a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., says it’s time for the city to get serious about criminal activity.

In an interview with Fox News, Krepp “pushed back against those in her own party who are advocating for a sweeping criminal code overhaul to soften repercussions on crime,” the outlet reported. Krepp believes the measure will have a horrendous impact on the city.

“I think it has to come down to every single person being impacted, and that’s what’s happening in my single member district where I’ve had a rape and murder, armed carjackings, home invasions, robberies, stabbings, shootings,” Krepp told Fox & Friends, arguing the crime wave is affecting people of every political persuasion.

She went on to say letting people go free after being charged with crimes leads to more crime.

“I don’t have enough fingers to count all the crimes that have occurred, and that’s why my constituents are saying enough is enough,” she added. “We need help. We need more police on the streets. We need more prosecutions.”

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