By Annie Vainshtein, February 10, 2023
Days after Oakland bakery owner Jen Angel was dragged to her death in a brutal robbery gone wrong, her friends and family are grappling with the senselessness of the tragedy, but say they’re determined to let the world know what she would have wanted: for the perpetrators not to be jailed.
On Friday, Oakland police officials said they were investigating the incident as a homicide, and that they suspected two people were involved.
The confrontation unfolded in a matter of moments in a parking lot near a Wells Fargo bank in Uptown Oakland. Angel was leaving her parking spot when she was cornered by a pair of thieves, who smashed her car window and ran away with her belongings, her fiance, Ocean Mottley, said. As she chased after the car, she got caught in the vehicle’s door and was dragged more than 50 feet, her head smashing on the sidewalk as the car sped away.