Toeing the thin red-blue line on the 49
Storyteller Kathleen Auterio is a longtime Mission resident who got along famously with rival groups staking their claims in the neighborhood—an affable quality that came in handy when she and fellow passengers on the 49 got caught in the crosshairs of a potential firefight.
Everyone drops to the ground with their faces against the Muni floor (ew!), and the typically unflappable Mission expert describes how she handled the tough situation alongside her neighbors.
Here’s Kathleen’s story, told originally at Muni Diaries Live in April 2019:
If you liked this episode, please rate us on iTunes and help us spread the word about the city’s original, rider-powered online journal!
What did you see on your commute today? Submit your own tale on the bus by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tag us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook @munidiaries.
Photo credit: Right Angle Images
Loved this story. They were nice dudes. See people for people.