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Menlo Park: Man allegedly tried to cut, burn, bite Trader Joe's employee

Original post made on Jul 7, 2017

A transient man faces three misdemeanor charges connected to brandishing a knife and spitting on police officers on Monday, July 3, at Trader Joe's in Menlo Park, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 6, 2017, 11:04 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Clunge
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm

I understand that many of the homeless in an around MP have some mental health issues - BUT, that is no reason for the TJ employee to think there should be no punishment. Next time this happens who is to say that fella doesn't charge a child getting a lollipop from the sample station? I shop there, I see the children in that line all the time after they find the monkey...
Screw the electric train, let's help the mentally ill.

Posted by Anonymouse
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Clunge, helping the mentally ill is a great idea. Treatment for this man is likely to be more effective than punishment.

a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 12, 2017 at 11:05 am

Probably a good human being, not getting the help he really needs because the gov't doesn't put enough money into mental health services, instead puts it into the pockets of gov't workers and other programs that are fabricated to look like they're reaching the population that they're supposedly serving when really, the services are minimal and put so much responsibility on the individual who is just not capable of managing the requirements to comply and successfully benefit...nevermind the fact that they're homeless and dealing with substance abuse... These folks fall through the cracks over and over again until they end up in a nursing home on state medicaid or dead on the streets.

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