Henry Sintay has been arrested on charges of robbery. Acquaintances have also identified him as the jogger (aka “Jogger Joe”) who threw a homeless man’s belongings into a lake in Oakland, California. A video of the jogger throwing away the man’s belongings later went viral.In a video taken later of Sintay, he appears to have stolen someone’s phone after being asked his name.Here is everything we know so far about Henry Sintay.
1. ‘Jogger Joe,’ Whom Acquaintances Have Identified as Henry Sintay, Was Recorded Throwing a Homeless Man’s Belongings Into the Trash & the Lake
Yesterday in Oakland jogger found throwing a peaceful homeless man’s possessions in the Lake. . What has this town come to?! #JoggerJoe #BbqBecky #Oakland pic.twitter.com/QAldK6VIRy
— JJ Harris (@techboogie) June 9, 2018
The original incident happened at a Lake Merritt encampment in Oakland on Friday night, June 8, around 6:30 p.m.. The video was first shared on the Lake Neighbors Facebook group. The man found the homeless person’s belongings and decided to throw them away. First he took them to a nearby trashcan, but he also appeared to throw some of the belongings in the lake. He claimed it was an accident when one onlooker pointed out what he had done, but the person disputed it. “No, it wasn’t (an accident),” they said. “I saw you drag and throw it in. Acquaintances who saw the video said the jogger was someone they knew, Henry Sintay.
The video was recorded by J.J. Harris and then shared to the Lake Neighbors group by Kristin Gallup, where it quickly gained traction. Harris wrote: “I am still stunned that yesterday I captured this video of some guy throwing a homeless man’s belongings into Lake Merritt and around the area. The police showed up soon after as the guy ran away to continue his workout. They said they couldn’t do anything because the homeless man’s possessions are considered ‘debris.’ Only possibility is he ‘may’ get a fine for littering. This is ridiculous that these are the kind of people who are living in Oakland now. Please share. This bro needs to go down.”
Refugio Cuco commented on Harris’ original video, saying that he knew the man who lost his belongings. “He has been trying really hard to get his life together after dealing with complicated MEDICAL problems,” he wrote.
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