A woman is San Francisco claims to have been assaulted in a bar — for wearing Google Glass. Via Facebook, she claims to have been assaulted without provocation while showing friends how Glass worked. A few bar patrons took offense to her headwear, assaulting her before she was robbed her of her purse, phone, and Glass.

 According to Sarah Slocum — a tech writer of all things — she was enjoying a quiet evening out with some friends. when she began explaining to them how glass worked, two women confronted her. A man, likely a friend of the women in question, came over and took the Glass from Slocum’s face.

Slocum said she has the Glass in her possession, but her purse and phone remain missing. In a twist of irony, those who took offense to her Glass were wary of being photographed or filmed without their knowledge or consent. The report claims that Slocum’s retrieved Glass shows the man who took them from her, lending credence to their initial objections of being filmed.


An onlooker named Brian Lester said the man who approached insulted Slocum, which led a man accompanying Slocum to assault him physically. The witness also says Slocum was running around excitedly as the men were fighting while bar patrons yelled at her to remove the Glass, accusing her of acting like a — well, something we won’t print.

“I think everybody was just upset that she would be recording outside of a bar this late with obvious embarrassing behavior going on, and just rather insulted that someone thinks it’s okay to record them the entire time they’re in public.” Lester said. Another witness, who would only identify himself as Brian, said the bar they were at may not have been the best place for Glass. “It’s probably one of the more punk rock bars in the city. So you know, it’s not really Google Glass country” he said. Slocum promises more details on her story today, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for further details.

Source: CBS San Francisco