Skip to comments.Gunman robs Oakland council candidate (near home after attending neighborhood anti-crime meeting)
Posted on 10/18/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
(10-18) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland City Council candidate was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night near his home after he attended a neighborhood anti-crime meeting, authorities said.
Dan Kalb, 53, an environmental policy director who is one of seven candidates vying for the District 1 seat that represents North Oakland, said he had parked his car near his home on the 5100 block of Manila Avenue when he was accosted about 8:35 p.m.
A man pointed a gun at him, demanded his iPhone and wallet and fled in a car, said Kalb, who was not hurt. The robbery happened after Kalb had attended part of a neighborhood crime prevention council meeting.
"Kind of ironic, isn't it?" said Kalb, whose platform includes a call to hire more police officers and invest in programs that reduce recidivism rates for convicts.
Kalb said he was using his hands-free phone as he was getting out of his Ford Fusion hybrid - and digging through the back of his car for his coat bag and campaign literature - when he "felt a little poke in the back of my ribs."
"I thought, 'Oh, it's somebody I know, a neighbor,'" Kalb said. But when he turned around, he saw a man he didn't know with a gun.
Kalb said he fumbled and dropped his iPhone, and the robber repeatedly demanded it. The assailant then told Kalb, "Run!" and he obliged, returning to his home to call police. Officers arrived quickly but didn't find the man.
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Dang! The obvious solution is to have another meeting, or set up a committee to further study the problem.
If things keep goin’ the way they are in Oakland,, Feds will be taking over the police side of things.. meanwhile, this is a reminder of just how bad things are at OPD.. and Quan.. and the residents of the city.
When will the Citizens of California and Oakland get serious about the Gun Issue!! It must be those darn lax California Gun Laws that allowed this criminal to have a firearm..... /Sarcasm
.. or is this ‘staged’ ? hmmm.. just sayin’. ;-}
How might I help you, uh....homies, this fine Oakland night..?
[ Oakland City Council candidate was robbed at gunpoint ]
Whats the problem.. I see no problem..
The City Council disarmed the people them getting robbed is to be expected..
He should have been shot, deserved to be shot.. was lucky..
He should thank GOD that he doesn’t live on Chicago’s south or west side....otherwise he would have been first pistol-whipped until he passed out, then left to bleed to death.
If this guy is an example of someone who could fight crime of any kind, these neighborhood people are all in trouble. I can just picture him scurrying away - not a pretty sight!
Every stereotype I've ever had cross my mind, all tied together in one news story and photograph.