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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


 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.