On Wednesday, October 27, a shirtless man attacked a green waste container full of palm fronds in the 1100 block of Grove Avenue. An 11-year-old boy walking home from school with his 10-year-old cousin witnessed the event.
“I saw this man grabbing the stuff out of the trash can and throwing it around. His mouth was moving, but I didn’t hear any words. After throwing everything on the ground, he ran down the alley.”
Three San Diego sheriff cars responded to a nearby homeowner’s call. As a deputy interviewed the homeowner, he was nearly hit by debris being blown out of three palm trees on the property by high winds.
The homeowner told the deputy, “I’m not going to clean it up. I already paid someone to clean it up.” As more debris flew from the trees, the deputy told her, “It is pretty windy, and your trees are nicely pruned, but fronds are still falling, but we’ll see what we can do.”
The deputies drove around the neighborhood and did make contact with a suspect, but the palm fronds are still in the street.