SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco man found himself blocked from entering his own apartment complex parking garage Tuesday.
Some of the 20-minute confrontation was caught on camera, including the apparent assault of a bystander who jumped in to help. The man in the video has since been fired from his job
Michael Barajas, a University of California, Berkeley graduate and community educator for a biopharmaceutical company, says he used his remote to open the garage door to the parking garage at his apartment complex Tuesday after coming home from buying groceries.
A white SUV with Florida plates pulled in ahead of him and instead of proceeding forward, stopped at the entrance of one of the building’s garages–blocking Barajas from going inside.
“His immediate reaction was ‘hey you f**king criminal, you’re not coming in here.'”
Barajas said he was clad in black and his tattoos were showing. He thinks perhaps when he leaned his head out of the window to see what was the matter, the driver and passenger, later identified as William Beasley, decided he was a threat based off of his appearance.
You can hear Beasley shouting in part of the video, “You don’t have a right to come in here!”
Beasley is heard asking Barajas where his key fob is. Despite Barajas saying he has one, the man escalates the situation to the point where bystanders can be heard jumping in to help.
“Dude, pull into your space and go!” one bystander said.
Barajas said the event played out for about 20 minutes where he,…