Henry Sintay’s “Jogger Joe”, Who Threw Homeless Man’s Items In Lake Merritt Oakland, Attacked Matt Nelson

Tuesday 20th of August 2019 04:32:31 PM GMT


Henry Sintay’s “Jogger Joe”, Who Threw Homeless Man’s Items In Lake Merritt Oakland, Attacked Matt Nelson

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2018)

UPDATE: “Jogger Joe” Henry Sintay Arrested, Monday, June 11th in Oakland

UPDATE: Henry Sintay’s Facebook Page yields more information on “Jogger Joe”, presumably of Oakland.

The “Jogger Joe” who threw the homeless man called “Drew” or “Greg’s” Items into Lake Merritt and a trash can in Oakland, has a name, and it’s Henry Sintay. The person who learned this is Oakland’s Matt Nelson, who, in the process of talking to Mr. Sintay about why he dumped Greg’s possessions, was beaten up for making a livestream video of him on Facebook.

But first, a brief recap of the initial story.

On Saturday June 9th, 2018, a man was spotted by J.J. Harris and other Oakland residents taking what he called “the trash” away from a corner area of the main colummns structure at the northeast end of Lake Merritt. That “trash” belonged to an African American homless Man called, again, “Jru” or “Greg’s” according to persons who worked to raise money for him to replace the belongings thrown away by Mr. Sintay.

In the Twitter video that was made by J.J. Harris, who goes by @techboogie on Twitter, the man Harris calls “Jogger Joe” or #JoggerJoe goes from kicking some of the materials into the Lake, to picking up the rest and putting it in the trash. When asked why he was doing it, “Jogger Joe” would only say “I like a clean Lake, don’t you.” In that video, we didn [‘t learn the name of “Jogger Joe”; Oakland Lake Merritt resident Matt Nelson did.

Later the same day according to Nelson’s Facebook livestream video post that was the focus of a Twitter tweet under the hashtag #Oakland, he walked up to Mr. Sintay as he was in the Lake, and inquired as to what he was doing and what happened. “Jogger Joe” explained that “this guy has taken up a permanent residence over here,” refering to where Greg slept at the Columns of Lake Merritt. “Jogger Joe” added that “I cleaned up his shit, and then some of the other shit fell in (to the Lake)”.

But Matt Nelson and at least one other person in the video didn’t understand why “Jogger Joe” would take it upon himself to do what he said he did – not to mention it was the wrong action to take. “Why would anyone grab his stuff and move it?,” asked Matt Nelson. “Because, uhmm, I don’t like to pollute the Lake. I’m trying to do the f-ing right thing,” “Jogger Joe” responded, and just after another observer in the conversation group asked “Did you vote for Trump?”

“I pick up trash all over the place,” “Jogger Joe” then said, ‘His shit. Anyone’s shit. I don’t know. It’s trash.”

Mr. Nelson then asked “How long have you lived here?” “Jogger Joe” looked down at his hand, scratched it, and said “I don’t know, a long time,” in a very quiet voice.

“You’ve been here before?” Nelson asked. “Yeah, “Jogger Joe” responded. “So you knew it was his stuff.” Then, as Matt was talking, “Jogger Joe” asked another person to the left if he was recording. Mr. Nelson said “Cause I’ve seen him. I bike by here, like, every day.” Then he asked “Oh what’s your name?” But then “Jogger Joe” stuck out his hand to shake it, but noticed the cell phone camera and went to grab it from him. Then a struggle happened as the phone recorded the action. He ran off, did Nelson, calling to someone else as he did.

On Facebook, Nelson reported “Is this that same dude? UPDATE: Thank you, loved ones! And thanks especially to my amazing nephew, Theo! Henry and his “friend” assaulted me multiple times, I was also dragged by their moving vehicle and hit a few times in the head, but I’m safe now. Still do not have my phone. Please keep calling it and if Henry picks up, I’d like it back. I’ll continue to share the story and folks should feel free to reach out to me here or via email.”

On Twitter, an observer tweeted that “Jogger Joe’s” name was Hentry Sintay. I searched for the name “Hentry Sintay” and while I must admit I have no confirmation beyond what was posted regarding his name, I found a photo that resembles the “Jogger Joe” in the Nelson livestream.

If that person in the photo on this page on “arrestfacts.com” is the same “Henry William Sintay”, then he was released from jail in Lake County, California, November 17th, 2017. Prior to getting out of jail, Mr. Sintay was there for two years for marijuana possession and consipiracy to commit a crime. I don’t know if his being released from prison had anything to do with the legalization of marijuana.

Henry William Sintay

Henry William Sintay on arrestfacts.com

But one fact shows.

If this is the same “Henry William Sintay”, he has not been in Oakland “a long time” or anytime, for that matter. There’s no record of him ever living in Oakland, but there is one of him living in Escondido, California, in Lake County. He may very well be a drifter, of some kind. But whatever the case, he’s clearly not afraid to do harm to others, either by taking their items and throwing them into Lake Merritt, as he did with Greg’s possessions, or assaulting a man like Matt Nelson for doing what he had a legal right to do: make a video of him in a public space, again, Lake Merritt.

In my opinion, “Henry William Sintay” or “Jogger Joe” should be considered dangerous and should be apprehended by Oakland Police, if he’s still in Oakland at all.

Stay tuned.

FOLLOW-UP: a Zennie62 viewer sent information that’s in this new video that provides another look into what may drive the dangerous Mr. Sintay:

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7 Comments on "Henry Sintay’s “Jogger Joe”, Who Threw Homeless Man’s Items In Lake Merritt Oakland, Attacked Matt Nelson"

  1. Rob Gerson | June 11, 2018 at 6:32 am |

    Escondido is in San Diego County not Lake County BTW . . .

    • Zennie Abraham | June 11, 2018 at 8:45 am |

      Much appreciated. I quoted the information directly from what I read on his records, not any assumed knowledge of that part of California. Since it was a “source”, I was working to get the information presented from it, rather than think of correcting what was there, or what I thought i saw. Thanks.

  2. Rob Gerson | May 12, 2019 at 8:48 am |

    Escondido is in San Diego County not Lake County BTW . . .

  3. Thanks you for revealing the true identity of this hero. He did what many of us wish we could do…

    I would 100% donate to a gofundme for him once you degenerates try to ruin his life.

    • Victor G. | June 12, 2018 at 2:51 am |

      Of course you stay anonymous. Don’t have the courage to say that shit, which you know is shit, with a name. It’s true that people should not attack him for what he did, but he put himself into this position by taking and throwing what wasn’t his. I don’t care if you think its, “cleaning up.” If you know that shit belongs to someone else, don’t fuckin throw it, in the trash or a lake.

    • Mike Harding | June 13, 2018 at 12:02 am |

      True Fact, throwing stuff into the lake doesn’t count as cleaning it up. Now the stuff is in the lake….

  4. Henry Sintay really seems like somebody who is being made out to be evil while jru and this Matt guy are being made into some idea of justice. Why the fuck humans aren’t smart enough too see that Henry SIntay made a mistake and acted rudely, but was obviously trying to do the right thing for his community. seemed like he was just fed up with seeing Drews “things” wreaking of piss and rotten food, used needles, and near overdosing states around children and youth. I defiantly have seen drew in many different “moods” and been genuinely afraid that he might act out, or might be on the verge of insanity at times and have seen him angrily mumbling obscenities shaking and rocking around shooting up heroin in the archways he calls home, and where the fuck do you think Drew usually takes his shit or pisses. Ill bet anyone $50 it end up in lake merrit most of the time. I grew up in some environments very similar to this and i worked hard in life to improve my life. I honestly feel if Jru had given any decency or care to his environment then he wouldn’t have inspired someone to be so angry at the danger it caused to the community to take such abrupt action. And Matt Nelson Is no hero either He was clearly antagonizing and bullying, He wasn’t listening to what Henry Sintay was trying to say, he was throwing up attack questions to get Henry to admit some kind of wrongdoing. duuuuhhhh. wtf is yalls brains, empathy, for all these people live in oakland and are trying to clearly stand up for the city. Note the Oakland rising shirt Henry Sintay is wearing. He is clearly gives a fuck, he clearly want to see better things for this community, he clearly tried to come back and fix the part that he probably felt bad about , Henry Sintay has according to my research has been homeless in Oakland and appears to have been here based on public records searches for at least 5 years. I doubt that he had any problem with drew personally he appears to just have been fed up with the dangerous rancid trash. but really do you think drew never threw his trash or shit or piss into the lake. the lake was a fricken cesspool 20 years ago. and before the string of lights it was a safe place to many homeless, handicapped, sex workers, blackmarket workers. So Im sure a lot of homeless people feel the lake has been taken away by gentrification, And there is an issue of gentrification in Oakland, but i don’t thing Henry sintay is some wealthy tech CEO who is evil or ignorant because of the color of his skin. He seems to care, a lot about Oakland and people and their safety. Matt Nelson should be smart enough to see that? they are really more similar than different in my eyes. they both seem to be Middle class Californians Bay Area residents who care about the city and the people in it. and, Matt Nelson Attacked Henry Sintay too. From eye witnesses, Matt nelson Followed and attacked Henry after Henry had already tossed the phone away. He instigated and fought Henry Sintay and tore his shirt off of his body, then reached into Henry sintays vehicle to both throw punches at Henry Sintay and pull his keys out of the already moving vehicle.
    ” used his bike to filmed a jogger who abused a homeless man. ” news reports of course
    reeeaaallly Henry Sintay never lifted a finger against Greg Drew, it seems to me like he chose a moment when the guy wasn’t there to just wipe the slate clean.
    and if h is anything short of daft, he probably was away that getting new things would be as simple as asking for someone to give it to him or walking maybe five square blocks in oakland you could probably refurnished a two bedroom apartment on any given trash day,,, or any day at all.
    im so disappointed in the immense amount of assumptions, stereotypes, racism, invalid classism, and general frenzy for drama that people have made this into.
    has anyone bother to ask Henry Sintay why he did it to begin with?
    Did Henry sintay reach out to Matt Nelson? Did Matt Nelson reach out to Henry sintay?
    did anyone focus on anything but reciprocating these videos that tell less than 10 min of a two day event that brings forward years of compiling social unrest.
    Has anyone bothered to really consider weather jru was really creating a safety issue many days and nights there? even if he is nice and stable sometimes the mess he left around did get really out of hand. And Henry Sintay is not the first person to have cleared him out.
    you wanna throw a fit about homeless people being harmed, get mad at the city! get mad at the cops! these are the people who do this on the daily. the City Gov. does nothing but long term encourage the integration of corporate reality that is driving all the middle and lower class citizens out or just driving us all insane. its weak of us as citizens to allow this kind of division as if Henry or Matt or jru could possible be just either devils or angels. they are all just humans just like you and I, full of flaws.
    I’m my opinion it seems like Matt was exited to get the attention of being a hero,,, maybe?
    Henry was an over passionate who based on his ghostship comments has probably been under trauma over neglected living conditions and unattended messes leading nowhere good….? Or just fed up of seeing drews danger to other living being there….?
    Henry Sintay went over the line clearly, and tried to come back and fix what he did wrong, and unfortunately ran into matt who instead of connecting to Henry, Man to Man, and acting with caution decided to show off to the world that he found the “bad guy” using the same tunnel vision mindset that Henry Sintay had about cleaning up after drew.
    childish move Matt Nelson.
    you only made it worse for everyone.
    you were dishonest and your intention was not to find out truth or work with a person who was clearly making bad choices. instead you chose the bully route. your actions are riddled with closed minded assumptions and, selfish intention. shame on you for instigating immediate disapproval, for hiding your camera, and Attacking Henry violently and not owning up to it. the people who saw you saw you. it might have been after the video was off but your no better than Henry. you might show as much remorse for your actions as henry did for his by coming back around and fixing what you did wrong too. you had an opportunity to find equality and teamwork to problem solve and show this community the leader you seem to portray yourself as, but instead you went into it brashly clearly more exited by your position of power and your opportunity to be a hero or martyr, for something that you didn’t even take the time to understand fully. If you got smacked in the head, maybe you needed it. because Matt Nelson you acted a fool too.

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