This week’s buzz-worthy stories ranged from a Google Glass attack and former child star, to the death of Bushman and buried treasure. RIP Bushman …
Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar
This story had a little bit of everything. Strange and new tech, violence, and a social media frenzy. The story started off with tech writer Sarah Slocum writing on her Facebook page that while she was at Molotov’s on Haight Street on Friday night she was attacked for wearing her Google Glass. As more information surfaced the internet comments turned on Slocum after she called the incident a “hate crime.” Read the stories and decide for yourself what really happened at Molotov’s. Oddly enough, the incident came only days after Google released guidelines for users to avid being “glassholes.”
Miley Cyrus Returns to the Bay Area
The former child star and now controversy magnet played two shows in the Bay Area this week. Her return to the show stirred up some parents to avoid buying or even to get rid of their tickets because Cyrus had gotten too sexually-charged. Click here to read the review and set-list from here San Jose concert.
NorCal Couple Finds $10M In Gold Coins; May Be Greatest Buried Treasure Ever Found In U.S.
Buried treasure in Northern California. It sounds like something out of the 80s classic The Goonies but it just happened to a couple in Gold Country. The couple, who’s exact location has been under wraps, found the cache of more than 1,400 rare U.S. gold coins stored in decaying metal cans and buried near an old tree on their property. Downside? According to the IRS, the Saddle Ridge Treasure is taxable income so the couple will end up giving up an estimated 47% to Uncle Sam.
SF’s Legendary, Terrifying ‘Bushman’ Street Performer Dead At 60
Gregory Jacobs, who was better known as The Bushman, spend the last 30 years scaring the “Property of Alcatraz” t-shirts off of unsuspecting tourists on Fisherman’s Wharf. The 60-year-old street performer passed away last Sunday. He had been in and out of the hospital with heart problems recently. RIP Bushman … hopefully you are scaring people for fun in the afterlife.
Video: Quick-Thinking Duo Disarm, Body Slam Gunman In Richmond
Best viral video of the week came from the Bay Area when a armed robber was foiled at an AM/PM Arco in Richmond. The gunman, identified as 50-year-old Michael Corbin, pointed the gun and demanded cash. The clerk (who wants to remain anonymous) grabbed the gun and slammed Corbin’s arm on the counter, locking him in a hold. That’s when he yelled to his co-worker outside for help. Best quote came from the clerks friend who helped subdue the gunman: “I grabbed him from the back, picked him up in a, uh, little wrestling move I know, took him over … bam! That was a wrap.” Click here to watch the video.