A CRUEL jogger as been filmed demolishing a homeless man’s camp before throwing his belongings into a California lake.
Shirtless runner Henry William Sintay was arrested after footage of him rummaging through Greg Markson’s clothes and objects went viral.
JJ Harris A shirtless jogger was filmed destroying a homeless man’s camp in California
When two Oakland residents asked him why he was looting Markson’s possessions, Sintay replied: “I’m picking up trash.”
After tossing some objects into Lake Merritt, in Oakland, he added: “It’s disgusting… It smells like piss.”
Sintay, 30, was arrested on suspicion of robbery with bail set at £74,000, the Mercury News reported.
Locals Kenzie Smith and JJ Harris filmed the demolition and posted them on Facebook, where it has been thousands of times.
JJ Harris Passersby claimed the unidentified runner threw the homeless man’s possessions into Lake Merritt
One of the clips made it to the Lake Neighbors group, whose members were furious at the man’s recklessness.
Lee Bothwick wrote: “I f*****g wish someone had thrown this guy into the lake. F*** him.”
Jason Reimann added: “People who prey on the homeless are parasitic leeches of the worst kind.”
And Rachel Appleton said: “Such a cruel thing to do. This guy needs to get the f*** out. Not even cleaning, just ruining the guy’s belongings.”
Oakland PD The runner, Henry William Sintay, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery
GoFundMe A GoFundMe page for homeless man Greg Markson has so far raised £7,500
JJ Harris Bystanders in Oakland, California, begged Sintay to stop disposing of the homeless man’s stuff
Oakland Police have opened an investigation into the incident, the New York Post reported.
Harris and Smith can be seen talking to the jogger as he picks through the homeless person’s things.
While the man allegedly tossed some of the items into nearby Lake Merritt, he was not doing so on camera.
The runner claimed it landed in the lake by “accident” but a woman responds: “No, it was not. I saw you drag it and throw it in.”
GoFundMe Sintay was accused of throwing Markson’s possessions into Lake Merritt
GoFundMe Local residents have rallied around Markson since his camp was ransacked
“This guy’s been living here for years,” another bystander tells the jogger who shows no sign of stopping.
“You can’t be this f*****g kind of s**t to people,” another the says before the shirtless man replies: “I’m putting trash in the trash can.”
Harris spoke out about the incident, telling the Guardian: “I was just completely taken aback.