lunar new year is everythingAsianThe community reunites with their families and enjoys a peaceful and warm festival, but is interrupted by several sudden crimessan franciscoChinatownof peace. Late at night on the 10th, the first day of the Lunar New Year, a group of teenagers stopped a driverless car while passing through Jackson Street in Chinatown. They used skateboards to break windows and finally placed firecrackers in the car to burn the car. Chinatown residents shocked. Business owners lamented that Chinatown should not become the next Tenderloin.
Autonomous vehicle company Waymo confirmed that the incident occurred at 9 pm on the 10th. There were no passengers or human driver in the car at the time, and no injuries were reported.
Videos circulated on the Internet and live recordings provided by the Chinatown Merchants Association showed that most of those involved in destroying the unmanned vehicles were teenagers. Some people first used skateboards to break the rearview mirrors and windows of vehicles, and then smeared them. Vehicle body. Doodle freely.
Just then, a man throws a firework into the car through the broken window, causing the leather seats in the car to catch fire. Fire and thick smoke surrounded the unmanned vehicle. Due to the narrow streets in Chinatown, rising smoke covered the second and third floors of buildings on both sides of the street. There were small businesses on the ground floor and mostly residents on the upper floors.
Hearing the alarm bell the riotous crowd dispersed. The unmanned vehicle is electric. Fortunately, no serious accidents such as battery explosion occurred during combustion. After the fire was extinguished, the roof of the unmanned vehicle “disappeared” and the vehicle was completely damaged.
San Francisco police said it was unclear who carried out the incident and that the matter was under investigation. There are no reports of residents or businesses being affected by the incident.
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