Jogger Accused of Tossing Homeless Man's Stuff Arrested

Arrest seems to stem from an incident in which he allegedly grabbed witness's cellphone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2018 11:52 AM CDT
Guy Filmed Messing With Homeless Man's Stuff Arrested
Henry Sintay   (Oakland Police Department)

The Oakland, Calif., jogger accused of throwing a homeless man's things into a lake has been arrested, but not in connection with that Friday incident. The suspect, who was filmed messing with the belongings of a homeless man named Drew, had become known as "Jogger Joe" online, but jail records reveal his name is Henry William Sintay and he's 30 years old, the Mercury News reports.

Sintay faces a charge of robbery that appears to stem not from his alleged actions with Drew's belongings but from an incident that occurred the following day in the same location in which he allegedly grabbed a cellphone out of the hand of someone recording a conversation with him; a scuffle ensued. He was arrested Monday and is due to appear in court Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A GoFundMe campaign for Drew has raised more than $10,000 so far. (More homeless stories.)

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