Glen Park Violence Touches L’Petit Laurent

Christ. After spending all weekend behind the rose-colored lens of Slow Food Nation, we forgot that some of the realities of living and eating in a big city are not so pretty. Sunday’s news of a Glen Park store robbery that involved a stabbing and kidnapping definitely snapped us back to reality, though.

This comes on the heels of a major restaurant robbery crime spree, but in spite of the sobering news, it was neat to hear about one of our fave local restaurateurs lending a hand. SFist has a clip from the Glen Park News:

Robbers stabbed Paul Park, the owner of Buddy’s Market at about 11 p.m. last night, leaving him for dead. They also kidnapped one of his employees. Park, who had been tied up, managed to get out of his bonds and stagger across the street to Le P’tit Laurent, where owner Laurent Legendre called the police.

Bravo, Laurent. Meanwhile, Eater has the story of a couple of Oakland would-be robbers who were stymied when the owner of the Chinese restaurant they apparently targeted went ahead and locked the door when he saw them put on masks.

Be careful out there, diners, but don’t stay home. It’s time to take back the dining room.

Glen Park to Heather Fong: SOS [SFist]
EaterWire: Door Foils Robbery, The Counter Does Marin [Eater SF]
Merchants mobilize after violent stabbing, robbery [Examiner]
Le P’tit Laurent [MenuPages]
Le P’tit Laurent [Official Site]

[Photo: Alcatraz via PD]

Glen Park Violence Touches L’Petit Laurent