A 23-year-old Brazilian man, Paulo Netto, who was visiting San Francisco, has been reported missing after making frantic calls to his family Monday night. Ana Rodrigues, the missing man’s sister, told NBC Bay Area that Netto called Monday night and told her to call police because he was in trouble and people were following him.

Rodrigues told NBC she gave SFPD the location of her brother’s phone, 505 Shotwell Street (between 19th and 20th streets) but police said they found nothing there.

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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  1. I saw a poster on a pole at 21st St & Shotwell with a photo of a person of interest walking out of the McDonalds on Mission & 16th St yet have not seen his photo anywhere else

  2. These poor foreign visitors need to be warned, about the vile and dangerous Mission district. I tell every visitor to SF to avoid the area like the plague that it is.

    1. The new Technobots are extremely unconcious of where they are and new people coming here are given no info i guess. The Mission has always had gangs and violence it was much worse in the 80’s and now that all these rich kids moved in its worse again now. The income gap is glaring and the attitude is glacial from these iPhone impregnated “immigrants”.

      1. ‘Rich Kids’ are NOT to blame for the increase in gang activity or violence. Being successful in life is NOT a crime nor does it mean that you come from a ‘privileged’ family. The income gap is not just limited to the MIssion area but is occurring EVERYWHERE. And I am going to be presumptuous in that your stance on this ‘immigration’ is very hypocritical. You are nothing bitter and ignorant.

        1. Yes, sadly there is a school of “thought” right now that every problem that SF has is somehow the result of people being successful.

          That shows how inverted thinking has become because it is usually a lack of success and prosperity that correlates to crime.

          This so-called “income gap” is a myth as well. Nobody becomes poorer just because a few wealthier folks move into the neighborhood. If anything that should increase ambition, motivation and opportunity.