Henry Sintay (aka “Jogger Joe”): Man Who Threw Homeless Man’s Belongings Into Lake Arrested for Robbery

Henry Sintay (aka “Jogger Joe”): Man Who Threw Homeless Man’s Belongings Into Lake Arrested for Robbery

The person described by my favourite web site, Very Good Brothas, because the “worst white man in America” has lastly been recognized.

Henry Sintay has reportedly been arrested on theft expenses, and his pals have additionally recognized him because the jogger (aka “Jogger Joe”) who went viral for tossing a homeless black man’s belongings into Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.

If the identify “Lake Merritt” sounds acquainted to you, it ought to, as a result of that’s the identical lake the place “BBQ Becky” Jennifer Schulte harassed a gaggle of harmless black folks for BBQing with a charcoal grill.

1“Jogger Joe,” whom acquaintances have recognized as Henry Sintay, was filmed throwing a homeless man’s issues into the trash and a close-by lake.

Over the weekend, a shirtless and bearded white man solely recognized on the time as “Jogger Joe,” was recorded on video rummaging by way of a homeless black man’s belongings and tossing them into the trash and a lake in Oakland, California.

Henry Sintay was jogging Saturday night (Jun. 9) when he got here throughout the homeless particular person’s issues and determined to throw them away. Sintay first took the person’s belongings to a close-by garbage can, however he additionally appeared to throw a few of his stuff into the lake.

When an onlooker identified to Sintay what he had finished, he tried to assert it was an accident, however the particular person wasn’t shopping for what he was promoting and informed him “No, it wasn’t [an accident]… I noticed you drag and throw it in.”

Acquaintances who watched the video after it went viral on social media mentioned “Jogger Joe” was somebody they knew—Henry Sintay.

The unique video footage was filmed by J.J. Harris after which shared by Kristin Gallup to the Lake Neighbors Fb group, the place it rapidly gained traction. Harris wrote:

“I’m nonetheless surprised that yesterday I captured this video of some man throwing a homeless man’s belongings into Lake Merritt and across the space. The police confirmed up quickly after because the man ran away to proceed his exercise. They mentioned they couldn’t do something as a result of the homeless man’s possessions are thought of ‘particles.’ Solely risk is he ‘could’ get a nice for littering. That is ridiculous that these are the type of people who find themselves residing in Oakland now. Please share. This bro must go down.”

A person named Refugio Cuco commented on Harris’ video, saying he knew the person whose belongings had been tossed away. “He has been making an attempt actually arduous to get his life collectively after coping with difficult MEDICAL issues,” he wrote.

Harris, who lives close to the Bay Space park and is conversant in the homeless man, later recognized merely as “Drew,” mentioned the person’s objects had been all the time relegated to the nook and had been “not blocking the walkway.” Harris informed The Guardian he began recording as soon as he noticed “big quantities of blankets” being tossed into the lake.

Oakland Metropolis Councilmember Lynette Gibson responded to Harris’ video and mentioned she could be sending it to the Metropolis Administration and would reply after she discovered what the native legal guidelines had been regarding the belongings of unsheltered folks.

2Sintay assaulted one other man, stole his telephone and took off operating with it.

One other video associated to the incident recorded by one other man, Matt Nelson, exhibits Sintay returning to the lake and making an attempt to take away objects that fell into the lake, in accordance with Sintay.

Sintay defined to Nelson that he’s all the time throwing away trash within the space, and he thought of the person’s belongings “trash.” Requested why he was within the lake taking stuff out, Sintay claimed he was “making an attempt to do the f**king proper factor” as a result of he didn’t wish to “pollute the lake.”

Sintay then acknowledged that he’d seen the destitute man within the space earlier than and that he knew what he was throwing away was the person’s stuff, however he didn’t care as a result of he nonetheless thought of it trash.

“He’s been a resident right here for a very long time,” the videographer mentioned, referring to “Drew,” who didn’t seem like within the space on the time. “He has no place to have his stuff, so simply depart him alone,” a passerby mentioned to the group. “He’s not bothering anyone.”

When Nelson requested Sintay what his identify was (he hadn’t been recognized on the time of the recording), as a substitute of answering, Sintay—who observed that he was being recorded—appeared to assault Nelson and grabbed his telephone earlier than taking off with it. You may really hear Nelson crying out for assist in the video and saying that he’s being attacked.

Unbeknownst to Sintay, the video was filmed on Fb Reside, so it was posted (and stays on-line) regardless that Nelson now not has entry to his telephone, which was stolen by Sintay. Watch above.

In accordance with Nelson, Sintay didn’t return his telephone and he needed to go to the emergency room after being injured from Sintay’s assault.

Nelson wrote on Fb:

“Is that this that very same dude? UPDATE: Thanks, family members! And thanks particularly to my wonderful nephew, Theo! Henry and his “good friend” assaulted me a number of occasions, I used to be additionally dragged by their shifting car and hit just a few occasions within the head, however I’m protected now. Nonetheless don’t have my telephone. Please maintain calling it and if Henry picks up, I’d prefer it again. I’ll proceed to share the story and folk ought to be happy to achieve out to me right here or through e mail.

“QUICK UPDATE #2: Grateful for the ER employees who assessed my accidents and grateful for my arduous head! Much more grateful for the type and loving family and friends who’ve been searching for me and caring for me. And, grateful to my group, who is aware of that Oakland could be a place the place the dignity, security and full human rights of everybody will be defended, protected, and affirmed. I do know we now have a protracted technique to go, however I additionally know we now have no alternative however to get there…onward!

“BRIEF UPDATE #3: I’m recovering from a light concussion, some cuts and bruises, and plenty of sore and strained muscle tissues. Your love, meals, pleasure, outrage, companionship, laughter, rides, check-ins, perception, and unbelievable shows of compassion have helped me heal and ready me for the work forward. Deepest due to everybody who has reached out with love and help! You’ve taken care of me, and for this, I’m deeply grateful.

“And let’s not lose focus: HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT. Whereas my wounds will heal, the deep wounds of inequality and injustice in #Oakland will fester except we dramatically enhance how we deal with our neighbors who’re unhoused, unsheltered, or on the verge of shedding their housing. It is a ethical and cultural problem and a mirrored image of our values as a lot (or extra) than it’s a coverage and civil code problem. And our values and morals should information our political choices. We are able to do significantly better by our folks. And to attain this, we’d like you and the love you’ve proven me to guide us ahead to a city rooted in full dignity and human rights for all.”

3Henry Sintay has been arrested on first-degree theft expenses.

In accordance with Oakland Information Now, a person named Henry William Sintay was arrested by Oakland police on first-degree theft expenses Monday afternoon (Jun. 11). Sintay’s expenses apparently stem from the theft of Matt Nelson’s telephone after he was filmed throwing the homeless man’s belongings within the trash and a close-by lake.

The arrest report states that Sintay was cuffed round 1 p.m. Monday and booked simply after 9 p.m. the identical day on the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in Downtown Oakland. The 30-year-old’s bail was set at $100,000 and he can be arraigned Wednesday morning (Jun. 13).

That Sintay was arrested and charged with theft and never assault appears to be pure luck on his half, contemplating he did assault the person he additionally robbed.

4Henry Sintay’s obvious Fb web page exhibits a person who seems to stay a “hippy” and “outdoorsy” life-style.

Whereas Henry Sintay himself hasn’t made a public submit concerning the incident, plenty of individuals who know him have ID’d him because the “Jogger Joe” seen within the viral video tossing out a homeless man’s belongings.

We got here throughout what seems to be Sintay’s Fb profile, and on the web page is a photograph of a person who strongly resembles the person seen within the movies. The profile additionally lists the person’s location as Decrease Lake, California.

Sintay’s Fb web page additionally consists of an attention-grabbing set of images of him and his pals that will lead one to imagine he lives a type of “hippy” and “outdoorsy” life-style. He additionally seems to have “white folks dreadlocks” in some images that present him at what appears just like the Burning Man Competition.

5A web-based prison document for Henry Sintay reveals that he was arrested in 2015 for marijuana-related offenses.

In accordance with a web-based arrest document, Sintay was arrested in June 2015 and charged for cultivating and possessing marijuana for sale, together with a cost of conspiracy to commit against the law.

The on-line arrest document from ArrestFacts.com states that Sintay was launched from a jail in Lake County, California on November 17th, 2017—greater than two years after his arrest. The document additionally lists his birthplace as Boise, ID and his occupation (on the time of his arrest) as building.

One odd factor about that 2015 document although is that it lists his birthday as October 10th, 1979, whereas his current arrest document (for the theft cost) lists his birthday as November 10th, 1987. The mugshot associated to the 2015 arrest, nonetheless, positively resembles the identical Henry Sintay we discovered on Fb in addition to the person seen within the viral movies.

6A GoFundMe web page has been arrange for the homeless man, merely recognized as “Drew,” by Kenzie Smith, the identical man who was harassed by “BBQ Becky” Jennifer Schulte.

Oakland residents have banded collectively to assist “Drew,” who has been recognized because the homeless man who misplaced his belongings by the hands of Henry Sintay.

“In case you stay in Oakland, you’ve seen this homeless man. He’s candy and type and pleasant. You realize the place his spot is,” a girl named Anastasia Kuba wrote on Fb. “Cease by as we speak with some clothes, sleeping bag, blanket, sandwich or/and money. This man deserves higher and we must always stick up for him.”

In response to the incident, Kenzie Smith—the identical man who was harassed by “BBQ Becky” Jennifer Schulte final month—informed the San Francisco Chronicle that he and his good friend, J.J. Harris (the person who filmed the unique video of Sintay) tried to trace down the homeless man “Drew” to achieve out to him and supply any wanted help.

“With me and my scenario arrived with BBQ Becky, I vowed to Metropolis Corridor that I’d not have one other BBQ Becky,” Smith mentioned, referencing the incident at Lake Merritt wherein “BBQ Becky” referred to as the police on him for BBQing with a charcoal grill. “When [Harris’] video broke, I used to be outdoors on the lake, I discovered Drew and I talked to him, gave him meals and water. I went again out that night time to verify nobody messed with him once more.”

Smith mentioned he referred to as on the group to donate objects, and “Drew” was supplied with clothes, groceries, blankets and different issues to exchange a few of his belongings that Sintay threw away. Smith mentioned Drew was very grateful for the donations.

On Sunday, Harris introduced on the Lake Neighbors Fb group that folks had been “trying for a extra everlasting housing answer for Drew” and had established a GoFundMe account in Drew’s identify.

The GoFundMe web page reads:

Thousands and thousands of individuals the world over have seen the video of that exhibits a white girl who referred to as the police on me and a good friend for #BBQingWhileBlack. This week plenty of you’ll in all probability see one other video from Lake Merritt in Oakland that exhibits a person throwing a homeless man’s belongings into the lake.

That homeless man’s identify is Drew (he’s within the center within the pic) and he’s lived at Lake Merritt for a very long time. Just like the hundreds of different folks within the Bay Space with out houses, Drew is one in all our neighbors. We’re disgusted that somebody thought it was alright to deal with Drew this fashion and wish to present him by way of our care that what occurred to him is unacceptable. It’s not alright to destroy somebody’s issues simply because they’re homeless. Assist us present Drew that his group is right here for him and that we care.

All donations will go in direction of our purpose of changing all the things that was thrown within the lake together with:

– clothes
– sneakers
– meals
– bedding
– different important objects.

If we meet our purpose, we’d additionally be capable to get him a tent so he can sleep extra peacefully and his belongings will be extra protected. Drew informed us that will assist him really feel extra protected after this incident.

Please donate as we speak and assist help Drew. No donation is just too huge or too small and all cash will go on to getting Drew what he wants. We’ll additionally present updates every time we do one thing for Drew.

Let’s present how Oakland actually treats one another.

Thanks for studying and please share!!

As of the writing of this text, Drew’s GoFundMe has exceeded its $3,000 purpose with almost $8,000 in donations.


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