A homeless man in San Francisco died of his injuries after he was set on fire while in his sleeping bag, authorities said Wednesday. FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (Eric Risberg/AP)

San Francisco homeless man dies after being lit on fire while sleeping

Luke Gentile October 14, 05:04 PM October 14, 05:04 PM

A homeless man in San Francisco died of his injuries after he was set on fire while in his sleeping bag, authorities said Wednesday.

The unnamed man, 43, claimed he was asleep in the city’s Mission District Friday when his sleeping bag was lit on fire, police said.

His death has been ruled a homicide by the San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and police are investigating all possible leads, according to authorities.

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Over 8,000 people are homeless in the city of San Francisco, where the median house sells for roughly $1.5 million, a report said.

In recent years, several homeless people have been murdered in stabbings, beatings, and attacks, according to the Associated Press.

Many of these attacks are unreported, Director of the Coalition on Homelessness Jennifer Friedenbach said.

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“Far too often, unhoused people experience hate-based attacks as members of a class of people who are scapegoated and typecast and vilified simply because they’re destitute,” Friedenbach said. “That hate has sadly been really amplified by a lot of policymakers in San Francisco who for decades have used [homeless people] as a political wedge and really further the dehumanization process that we believe directly drives up violence against them.”

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