SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Surveillance video shows a man in an orange shirt wearing a mask, a backpack, and backwards hat casually walk up to a Nissan Rogue on Mission Street near 18th Street on Friday afternoon.
The problem — it’s not his car. Seconds after the thief takes off, the car’s owner is seen running after it.READ MORE: Scaled-Down Dreamforce Marks Major Step In San Francisco's COVID Economic Rebound
“When I turn my back, I see someone stole my car, and I run after him, because I see there’s a red light over there, but he didn’t stop in the red light, he just passed the street and he keep going,” said car theft victim Yusuf Soylemez.
It happened in a matter seconds. Soylemez had only been on the job with Uber Eats for about 10 days, trying to make ends meet.
He had left the car running.READ MORE: KPIX Original Report: SF Mission Bay Sidewalks Sinking But City Won't Fix 'Private Property'
“I was just thinking it was going to be quick, so that’s why I didn’t think I’m going to leave my key on – I mean everybody ask me ‘why you leave your keys,'” he said. “But it happens, when you’re working you don’t think someone going to steal your car.”
Soylemez was a server at Alioto’s Restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf for the last year. He was recently laid off when the restaurant closed due to COVID-19.
“I feel so sad, so bad because I don’t think it’s going to be happen, and also I feel so complicated because I don’t know how long it’s going to stay like that,” he said.MORE NEWS: Twitter To Pay $809 Million To Settle Class Action Lawsuit Brought By Investors
Soylemez has filed a police report with San Francisco Police.