San Francisco Woman Says She Was Attacked for Wearing Google Glass

By Barbara E. Hernandez
|  Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014  |  Updated 5:30 PM EDT
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Woman: I Was Attacked For Wearing Google Glass

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A woman says she was taunted and robbed in San Francisco for wearing Google Glass.

The woman, Sarah Slocum, mentioned on Facebook that she was in a bar in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Friday night showing off the wearable computer accessory when someone took it from her face and ran, while another told her that she and her techie friends were "destroying the city," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Slocum said she chased the assailant who she says took the Google Glass and retrieved it, but another person had taken her purse and cellphone.

The incident comes amid mounting tension between techies and other San Francisco residents who feel the tech workers are driving up costs without adding infrastructure or bettering neighborhoods.

While Slocum reportedly wasn't doing anything annoying or rude, Google has released a list of do's and don'ts for using Glass so users won't annoy people. None of them warn users to beware of class warfare.

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