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Posted: 12:15 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —
Residents near Golden Gate Park said the homeless that hang out at nearby McDonald's are causing problems and its only getting worse.
A worker told KTVU the fast food restauant, near the Stanyan and Kwaller streets entrance to the park, had to call San Francisco police about 300 times over the past few months.
On Friday night, several homeless people lined up outside the establisment with their shopping carts.Neighbors and police said the problem has existed for a long time and has recently only gotten worse."The homeless people here are out of control," said Andrew Long, "panhandling, doing drugs, sleeping, defecating, urinating in doorways."Long said the epicenter is at the corner of Stanyan and Haight streets.A McDonald's employees told KTVU that the homeless will frequently go into the restaurant with their dogs, claiming they're service dogs and others will simply loiter.Neighbors said they feel unsafe."I've been approached at 6 a.m. in the morning with people asking me if I want to buy drugs when I'm walking my dog," said Liz Vigil.Police said a cleanup operation is underway at Golden Gate Park and the area around the McDonald's.Friday morning, police said they received four calls from the McDonald's."That sheer number of calls puts a drain on our resources, it takes away from other members of the community," said Captain John Feeney with the San Francisco Police Department.The captain of the State Park said the increased patrols in the area will go on indefinitely.
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