Because this is making the rounds, and we want to stop receiving tips about it, we present the following.
A woman wearing Google Glass says she was “assaulted and robbed” at Molotov’s on Friday night by people at the bar who were apparently unimpressed with her fervor for the $1500 face gadgetry.
The woman announced the incident on Facebook, writing:
“OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically asaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some wanker Google Glass haters, then some *bleeeeeeeeeep* tore them off my face and ran out with them then and when I ran out after him his *bleeeeeeep* friends stole my purse, cellphone walet and everything..”
“I hope this doesn’t deter anyone from getting Google Glass. Usually the experience is 180 degrees different, and right before this happened I was showing one of the normal, excited and curious individuals there how it works, letting them try it on and demonstrating it for them. This is the experience 95% of the time. These other people were just bitter, ugly, nasty, angry, jealous, confused and threatened people and this was apparently their hive. I would actually like to put pressure on the owners of Molotov because when the guy tore them off my face and ran outside I was instructing the bouncer or anyone to get his ID they did nothing. Additionally, clearly the bar has video inside of person who took my purse, which I would like passed over to the authorities so they can be apprehended.”
A KPIX reporter interviewed a couple of Molotov’s patrons who presented a somewhat different side.
One man declared that Molotov’s “is probably one of the more punk rock bars in the city. It’s not really Google Glass country.” When asked if that meant it was OK for the woman to be victimized, he responded, “Of course not, no one should be, but a level of tact in that sort of establishment might have behooved her.”
Another witness said the woman was “running around very excited” during last call, “and people were of course telling her, ‘You’re being an asshole. Take those glasses off.’”
He added, “I think everyone was just upset that she would be recording outside of a bar this late with obviously embarrassing behavior going on around her, and just rather insulted that someone thinks it’s OK to record them the entire time they’re in public.”
Oh yes, KPIX sent a camera crew to cover this. KRON did a story too, and so did the Chronicle. Although there are fights and thefts at local bars literally every single night, this story is different because…?
Anyway, feel free to discuss. Or not.