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Oakland Public Works Employee Allegedly Assaulted Man For Spitting Gum Into Trash Bin

Employee was using the trash bin to pick up leaves

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 An Oakland man said he was brutally assaulted by a uniformed public works employee in Frank Ogawa Plaza near City Hall over the weekend.

Joshua Daniels told KPIX 5 he was on his way home after going to a nearby drugstore early Sunday morning, when he spit a piece of gum into a trash bin that two city workers were using to clean up leaves on the plaza. Daniels said the men became angry and started threatening him.