Reader Mail: Drunken pier loitering
I received this mail last week from a reader concerned with what he said was public drinking and drunkenness over at the 14th St. Pier.
“My wife likes to take my 2.5 year old son to the long Pier near the Shipyard to watch the boats, but of late it has become an afternoon hangout for what appears to be Mexican/Central American workers. They sleep under the benches and drink a lot and sometimes fish. It is no longer such a nice place to bring a child as he wants to climb on the benches, but most have a drunk person sleeping under them. Some of them can barely walk by 5pm.
From their looks they don’t look like construction workers from a big time company. They might be Day Laborers too. They really like the Shelter in the middle of the Pier.”
I stopped by the next day, and didn’t see anyone milling around. I could have gotten there past “peak time”.
Anyone else notice this?