Sarah Slocum was wearing her Google Glass while inside of Molotov’s, a bar in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood, when a bar patron snatched the device right off her face! A spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department was quoted by ABC News as having said:
She had gotten into a verbal altercation with three subjects because they believed she was recording with her Google Glasses. That verbal altercation escalated when one grabbed the Google Glass off her face and took out the door running.
The spokesman also indicated that she was eventually able to retrieve her stolen gizmo, only to return to the bar to find her purse had been stolen. Slocum wrote about the ordeal on Facebook and published the video above on YouTube, titling it: Assaulted and Robbed at Molotov Bar on Haight St. for Wearing Google Glass.
Google Glass is a wearable computer designed to augment reality. The technology comes straight out of Google’s semi-secretive Google X. This particular research facility, also known as Google[x], is dedicated to major advancements.
This isn’t the reception a former San Francisco Bay Area native such as myself would have expected. What are your thoughts on Sarah’s unfortunate experience?