Hippy Hill scuffle leads to $840B lawsuit

A man who didn’t realize he was stabbed is suing the police for not realizing it either. And he wants a pretty penny — $840 billion.

Mathew Harney, is representing himself in a lawsuit filed Aug. 19 against the Park Police Station and police commissioners, said he was sitting in Golden Gate Park’s Hippy Hill area on July 5, 2008, listening to .38 Special on his boom box.

Out of nowhere, Harney claims, a young man swore at him and told him to get out of the park.  A scuffle ensued, and Harney says he put the rude park guest in a “full nelson” wrestling hold. As Harney was walking away, he thwarted an attack from another man.

After walking out of the park, an elderly woman alerted Harney that he was bleeding and he realized he had been stabbed. Harney claims he passed both undercover police officers and park employees, who either didn’t spot his wounds or didn’t care enough to render aid. Instead, he drove himself to San Francisco General on his motorcycle, he wrote.

 

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