The Bay Area Reporter's Seth Hemmelgarn captured an interview with an eyewitness to the events leading up to the death of Bryan "Feather Lynn" Higgins who was found unconscious at the corner of Church and Duboce the morning of August 10th and was later removed from life support by his family. The SFPD is treating the case as a homicide and released a video of a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection with Feather's death.
The BAR's eyewitness interview is taken from a 44-year old man named John Stone of San Francisco who was getting breakfast at Saint Francis Lutheran Church (152 Church Street), near the location where Feather was found that same morning. A portion of the interview follows,
Stone said he saw a man he later learned was Higgins "acting really off the wall."
He said Higgins, who lived a couple blocks away, was "confronting people" who were in line for breakfast and "making a lot of noise." He was saying things to the effect of, "I am every gender and no gender," and he'd also spilled a couple people's coffee, Stone said. Others asked Higgins to calm down, but he refused.
Eventually, a man who was in the line appeared to be "pretty well fed up" and started "having some words" with Higgins, Stone said. They moved away from the rest of the crowd, and Stone heard the man say something about Higgins "fucking with everybody," but Stone hung back and couldn't hear much of what the men said to each other.
Read the entire interview on the BAR's site.