Neighbors of former San Francisco Fire Commissioner Don Carmignani said “no one is safe” in the city after he was brutally attacked by a passer-by with a metal crown just steps from his family’s front door.
Carmignani was attacked a day after Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed by an unknown assailant early Tuesday morning.
Carmignani, 53, was at his mother’s home around 7pm in the Marina District when he was approached by a man brandishing a metal industrial crown, friends told the Post.
San Francisco Police later captured by Garrett Doty24, who was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Joseph Alioto-Veronesus, a prominent attorney and friend, said Carmignani was at his mother’s house when he noticed Doty and two other vagrants standing in the driveway.
When the Carmignans were moving, he was hit in the back by Dotyo, who first injured his brain and brain with smoke.
“[Doty] he was seen waving a pipe and walking around the neighborhood after the attack,” Alioto-Veronese said. “It’s dangerous here and this can happen to a big guy like Don Carmignani, which can’t happen to anyone in the San Francisco neighborhood.”
“The fact that even Paul Pelosi could be attacked in a similar way in front of his own officials inside his home shows you that no one is safe in this city,” he added.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paula, suffered skull-like injuries after being hit with a hammer by madman David DePape on October 28 at his Pacific Castles home, which is about a mile from Carmignan.
The uptick in violent crime in San Francisco has created an uproar among San Francisco residents, who are fed up because they “live in fear.”
While overall violent crime fell 13.6% from 2019 to 2022, homicides in San Francisco rose 36.6%, from 41 to 56 in the city of 815,000, according to Mutant.
Violent crime has also seen a 7.5% jump over three years in San Francisco, while crime has exploded 20.7% over the past three years.
Alioto-Veronese said neighbors saw Carmignani getting attacked and pulled him into their home and were able to call 911.
“He literally saved his life,” the attorney said.
The fire commissioner underwent surgery on Thursday and was still in the ICU as of Friday afternoon. He will need more surgeries in the future, Alioto-Veronesi said.
The attorney said the lack of police patrolling the streets and the city’s soft-crime policies all over San Francisco has led to crime and drug use.
Lt. Tracy McCray, president of the San Francisco Police Chiefs Association, told the Post that the department has more than 500 officers.
“The city is in absolute chaos because we will continue to spiral into this loop of fate,” said Alioto-Veronese, who ran for district attorney. “These tech titans like Bob Lee are pulling their employees from San Francisco. Yes [Lee] He left the city, and was killed while visiting.
“This is not just about catching criminals. This is about running a mental health crisis. San Francisco General Police Station is on the city streets and has to stop.