A Reporter for Business Insider said that he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.
Kyle Russell said the attack happened as he was walking on the sidewalk with a colleague. A woman came up to him and yelled, “Glass!” and grabbed the device off his face and sprinted away, he said.
Russell said he chased the woman through traffic for a block before she stopped and flung the $1,500 device onto the ground, breaking it – then running away again.
The attack happened just after Russell had been covering a march in protest against a Google lawyer who allegedly evicted people from a building he purchased.
Russell said that, “in retrospect, I can see how [wearing Glass after Mission District Google protest] might not have been the best idea.”