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Second man arrested in robbery of elderly San Francisco man

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 17:12:40-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made a second arrest in the robbery of a man in his 70s that was caught on video and included someone yelling a racial slur at the victim.

A person recording the video told the victim to "go get your cans" and someone said: "I hate Asians."

Police said 56-year-old Jonathan Amerson surrendered Sunday amid widespread outrage over the video. In it, a man believed to be Amerson threatened and swung a pole at a man who was trying to get back a shopping cart.

Amerson was booked for investigation of robbery and elder abuse.  It wasn't immediately known if has an attorney.