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At about 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 13, at the Grand Avenue lifeguard tower, a homeless man named Sonny was distraught. He claimed that lifeguards had stolen his belongings off the beach. The lifeguards told him city trash collectors came by and took away his things. Sonny insisted that the lifeguards stole his stuff and called the police.

Police responded and questioned Sonny, then went inside the lifeguard tower to take a statement from lifeguards. Upon returning, the police informed Sonny that there was nothing they could do because he hadn't see anyone take his belongings.

The animosity between Sonny and the lifeguards seemed to have been precipitated by an incident the day before in which Sonny reported that lifeguards refused him treatment for a broken toe.

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jerome Aug. 14, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m.

so there is nothing the san diego police can do if you dont see your personal property stolen? well how about some police support for sonny and help him file a police report of stolen items.protect and serve... right. get the statements of the life guards on record! shamefull behavior i would think for both the police and the lifeguards.

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rylshlbk1 Aug. 15, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m.

most likely the items in question were handed to him, lets not spend too much time on the blight that plagues our society

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Evelyn Aug. 16, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m.

Rylshlbk1, do you mean the blight of cops who don't help? Or the lifeguards that don't assist?

Whatever blight you mean, (and i imagine you meant Sonny, for whatever reason), ignoring it won't make it go away. Much like plaque, the blight will grow into a bigger plague for society.

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