San Francisco security robot knocked over and smeared with feces

KFI: A security robot called K9 hired to keep homeless people from setting up outside of San Francisco office buildings was knocked over and smeared with feces.

K9 was used by a San Francisco animal charity to deal with growing crime related to people sleeping on the sidewalks.

The robot has not received a warm welcome on the streets, as made very clear by the smearing of poop all over it.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was warned by officials that it will be fined $1,000 a day if the group continues to use the robot with out a permit.  more here

18 Comments on San Francisco security robot knocked over and smeared with feces

  1. “We weren’t able to use the sidewalks at all when there’s needles and tents ……” When there IS needles and tents……. I see this error often (and we do not pronounce the “T”) and it makes me cringe. That being said, our own local SPCA president is a phuking nutjob. I am pretty sure that the best answer is to outlaw “pets”. It seems to be a pretty outdated practice.
    A quick look on Craigslist will find assholes attempting to “rehome” their animals. WTF is that?

  2. If you made it thru the 3 minute SPCA Commercial, with Tears down the cheek and a Pen in Hand, you just bought San Francisco a { Niche } Robot.
    I guess they’ve fed all the Dogs !

  3. The New Ad should be the same Tear Jerking style, except their crying about their Beloved PooBot’s need for Donations !

  4. “A security robot called K9…”.

    This is the SPCA, ferchrissakes. Surely they have some real “K9s” that could keep the sidewalks clear of the homeless. You wouldn’t find a German Shepherd or a Rottweiler covered in feces unless there was a lot of human blood involved, too.

  5. And I thought that K9 was Dr. Who’s robot dog. You know, he was the one who could almost out snark Mr. Peabody, Sherman’s smart ass, sarcastic dog with his wayback machine from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

  6. @geoff the aardvark: You do realize how old you’re admitting to be with that Mr. Peabody reference, don’t you?



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