The man in the red hat is “AngryMan”, who has been lurking around the booth and making weird rude comments. A few months ago he threatened artists at the San Diego Maker Faire because he didn’t like their robot.
The vast majority of people who talk to us are very pleasant, even when they disagree with our cause. After 4 years of sponsoring a weekly booth in Balboa Park, we’ve not yet had to ask that anyone be arrested.
There is a man who has approached the group on at least 4 occasions within a span of a few weeks, and made very bizarre, angry comments. I’ve also seen him standing at a distance watching us. I’ve taken photos of him on several occasions, so that he can be easily identified in case he does something extreme.
A few months ago at the San Diego Maker Faire here in the park, I followed him to a nearby art exhibit, where he began a shouting rank about how much he hated the art and that it’s a waste of resources, and then physically threatened the artist.
That was the last time I saw him until today, when he walked up, make some weird comments about our whiteboard, and stormed off yet again… but not before I shot another photo of him!
What odd about him is that he doesn’t seem to be religious and upset that we are calling out the claims of religion, he just seems to be angry and hateful in general. He likes to yell “shut up” at people who have never spoken to him before. The only good thing here is that he is very thin, always wears non-baggy clothing, and never carries anything so it’s easy to see that he’s not armed. If he shows up with a large bag, I’m heading for the hills.
If anyone knows who he is, please contact me.