Windshield Shattered After Claycordian Says “No” to Panhandler

February 5, 2013 10:30 am · 42 comments

A Claycordian is asking people to be on high-alert after an incident at the 7-Eleven on Morello Avenue in Martinez on Sunday night.

According to the anonymous Claycordian, a 35-year-old white male adult with a goatee who was riding a dirt-bike asked a person for money outside the 7-Eleven at about 9pm. The person said “no”, and then went inside the store. When the person returned to his/her vehicle, the windshield was shattered.

Police did make contact with a 35-year-old man, but as of right now, no arrest has been made.

{ 42 comments }

1 The Dude February 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Really, he has a dirtbike and is begging for money?

2 Recovering February 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Why wasn’t an arrest made? Pan handlers can vandalize our property and NOTHING happens?

3 babytruck February 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I guess there was no proof he did it?

4 CLAYCORD.com February 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Nobody saw him do it.

5 JBNole February 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

It’s a 7-11… there are camera’s everywhere

6 Amused concordian February 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

thats great!

7 J. February 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

If he was carrying a sledgehammer he probably had a knapsack full of Davidson & Licht Rolex watches too.

What did he crack the windshield with? That ain’t easy.

8 Palermo February 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

There are no cameras in a 7/11 parking lot? You would think any store that has a yardstick on the doorframe to measure the people running out after a robbery would have at least one.

9 You Have It Gimmie February 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Just one more example of the entitlement mentality.

10 The New Rhodesian February 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Time to get rid of these panhandlers. Enough is Enough. Last Friday one tried to steal my pizza from Skipolini’s. Time to start carrying a Crickett bat.

11 CaliNative February 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

The guy who is always begging at the Solano Exit off 242 North stands there with his ipod… If he was that hungry he would sell the ipod…

12 Scooter February 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

@You Have It Gimme. You hit the nail right on the head. He must be one of those mega rich folks. They feel entitled to all their special tax breaks, investment loopholes and other privileges. Makes a good old Social Security recipient angry.

13 BNice February 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM

You all should go back to work in your cubicles and stop spouting off when you know nothing worth saying.Non subject .Really people ? Really? Again with the craploads of judgement.Both sides have a plight.And none of us know what it is ! This truly is a non subject.This is why people get insurance.You can predict risk.But you don’t know how you will be affected until you ARE!?
DUH ! Alot of people on the street are mentally ill and alot of people are very mentally ill on this site!

14 anon February 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM

The person they contacted may not have been the person begging for money. When I was 19, my friend and I were walking on Monument and the police stopped us, searched us, etc. Turns out we matched the description of some teenagers who had tried to run someone off the road nearby. The fact that we didn’t even have a car, didn’t own one, and we had been in the pool hall all afternoon made it clear that it wasn’t us.

15 Lorelei February 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Holy crap! I can’t afford an I-Pod! Maybe I should take up begging?

16 Shocked February 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

How dare that person deny some bum his/her hard earned money.

17 Ricardoh February 5, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Number 9 and number 12 The windshield smasher is vengeful, not feeling he is entitled. What he needs for a cure is for someone to catch him and beat the tar out of him.

18 Well... February 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I would be searching for that dirt bike and when found, I would make sure I ran it over with my car. And I wouldn’t care if he was still on it! ….. Well I wouldn’t hurt him physically but the bike would no longer resemble a bike.

19 Jojo Potato February 5, 2013 at 11:41 AM

@The New Rhodesian – I’ve got a couple cricket bats and some hockey sticks too in my closet. Left over from some time working in South Africa. I had my car riffled through during the afternoon in my driveway right near downtown Walnut Creek a few weeks ago. This is so out of control it’s not even funny.

What do they call it if I can knock his head clean off? A sixer! Best of luck to us all.

20 Mac February 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Where does he charge his i pod ?
Does his tent have internet access ?

21 Anon February 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM

The panhandling is getting ridiculous. I was out and about yesterday doing my errands. Panhandlers at the main post office, home depot and trader joe’s. It was awful. Can’t go anywhere anymore without a hand out and they do get angry when you say no. I’m also tired of the ones who hang out at the solano/242 off ramp every night (some of them can’t even stand straight, they wobble due to be drunk) and one morning the one dude who hangs out at the 242 on ramp @ solano had a young protege with him. I was like great, he’s training one. If all you bleeding hearts wouldn’t feed them, maybe they will go away. I don’t care who is mentally ill or isn’t. Most of them are drug addicts/alcoholics who just want a handout. I make $10 and hour and struggle everyday. Maybe I should hang out in my raggy clothes and my dog and see if I can make more than that.

22 Cowellian February 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

BNice,
I’m sure the thug is delighted that he has a groupie on Claycord.

23 Triple Canopy February 5, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Simple. Do not patronize stores/shops that allow beggars on their property.

One time I was approached outside a Taco Bell. I simply got back in my car and left. Then I arrived home and called and spoke to the manager about the problem.

24 The Mamba February 5, 2013 at 12:36 PM

BNice, can you please explain your position in more detail, because that barely legible word vomit earlier on the page makes no sense?

25 anonanonagain February 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM

This happened to my husband and I in San Francisco a few years back. We were attending a work party at a club. When we parked our car and started walking to the club a homeless man with a large pole or stick approached us and asked us for money. We politely said no. When we came out to our car 2 hours later the stick/pole was laying on the top of our car with significant damage. We are entitled to say no. They may not like that but that doesn’t give them the justification to harm us or our property…….

26 Diggles February 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM

How does the person whose windshield was destroyed know the pan handler is 35?

27 Original G February 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

At what point will civility finally disintegrate and vigilantism take hold?

28 DD February 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Say what you want to about Cold War Russia but when someone there chose not to work, who was able, they were considered a parasite of the state and given “proper motivation” to find employment.

29 The New Rhodesian February 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

@ Jojo Potato,

Had one steal the hood ornament off my car in my work parking lot not too long ago. Even had them hanging out in the lounge at work and would not leave saying it was a free country and their right to watch my TV and drink my coffee. How was southern africa?

30 Original G February 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

OK that’s it, thought about this some more, time for the people of Claycord to once again employ a proven solution. Take the time and start calling head office types, if they are allowing a bad shopping experience to happen. Least we can do is return the favor, they in turn will eventually put pressure on local managers or the local franchisee.

Triple Canopy has the right idea. Dollars speak loudly.

Start posting problem businesses along with contact info, if we can get a nut pilot grounded we should be able to get businesses to provide a safe shopping experience.
It’ll be FUN.

31 Parsnip February 5, 2013 at 2:43 PM

“Police did make contact with a 35-year-old man, but as of right now, no arrest has been made.”

No arrest has been made. So, did this, in fact, take place? Or is someone just trying to place blame upon another for his broken windshield that he doesn’t want to pay to replace?

32 Brian Griffin February 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

@Lorelei
You could afford an iPod if you sold your computer.

33 AJ February 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

In cases like this you’ve got to fudge a little bit, just as officers do..

34 ctown February 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Wake up people! It is not the businesses that are allowing these pieces of shit to sit outside and panhandle. They call the cops, cops come and tell them to leave, then they are back in 30 mins. STOP GIVING THEM MONEY. How hard is that. Give them a damn bart ticket with enough fair to get em back to SF.

35 Anon February 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

……And after the persons windshield was smashed in, they returned the favor with a Can of Whoop a$$ Pepper Spray to the face and then left the scene. The Beggar called 911 for service.

IS THE WAY THE STORY SHOULD HAVE ENDED.

36 not cool February 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I live around there and they have cameras all over the outside of that building… that is just ridiculous!

37 Jojo Potato February 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

@The New Rhodesian, regarding Jo’berg there are a lot of neighborhoods that have put up gates and guards at the entrances. In fact an up to date city map will have these places marked. I wonder what our local cops would say to this kind of thing. Here in WC. my court with only 4 houses could put up a gate and have a guy guarding it for not too much, I think we will be talking about it soon. My kid’s classmate lives in a 5 house compound with a security gate right down the street. I guess these are the ways these things get started and I expect more to come.

38 No bs February 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM

To the moron with the “that’s what insurance is for” comment you still have a $500 deductible. Maybe they should sell ahole insurance without a deductible.

39 femshep February 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I also want to know how they knew he was 35.

40 Concordite February 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Has anyone else wondered if he might have stolen the dirt bike? That was my first thought..Hope the police checked the ID on it.

41 killjoy February 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

It will be left up to the public to deal with these people.

42 Really? February 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Dateline did an investigation on Freeway Freeloaders a few years back. Many of these folks make more money than I do… TAX FREE mind you! They just chose to smoke it, snort it or drink it rather than feed and clothe themselves.

Think about it: there has to be something really wrong with someone willing to submit to the embarassment and scrutiny of standing on a street corner/freeway off ramp for some quick cash. Or is there? Remember, they do make more money than many of us.

But there is CERTAINLY something really wrong with someone who thinks that they are doing something “good” by feeding these freeloaders a free bottle of booze (or worse). Remember, there are government programs to assist such ones (with rules of course, which is why these folks shy away from them).

“If anyone does not want to work, neither let him eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10

QUIT FEEDING THIS SITUATION BY GIVING THEM MONEY FOLKS!!!

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