Noting that "no good deed goes unpunished," Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said he was robbed on the streets of San Francisco over the weekend as he was helping "an elderly gentleman I met on the BART train."
Johnson joked about the incident during a morning interview on KCRA Channel 3, and he offered some details on his blog.
Johnson wrote: "I didn't expect to be a crime victim on the streets of San Francisco. . . . But it happened, on a beautiful evening this past weekend near Union Square. As crimes go, it could have been much worse. I was helping an elderly man when somebody sneaked up behind me and stole my garment bag. I lost a nice suit, a nice pair of shoes and overnight toiletries. Not the end of the world, but frustrating.
"The real crime was the vulnerability of it all, the idea that I could leave my bag on a crowded street, turn my back for 30 seconds and have my stuff stolen."
Johnson said he was attending a conference in San Francisco. He said he took an Amtrak train from Sacramento to Richmond, than transferred to BART for the train ride into San Francisco.
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