Homeless pirates are now marauding onto houseboats in the San Francisco Bay in the latest criminal enterprise to plague California. During Wednesday's San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission's enforcement meeting community members spoke of having to fight off the pirates themselves as police in the Democrat-run city have failed to intervene. Crime is soaring in the surrounding cities of Oakland and San Francisco. In the Bay Area a store clerk was set on fire after he tried to stop a serial homeless shoplifter from stealing. San Francisco is grappling with close to 40,000 homeless people and more robberies and motor vehicle thefts reported by the police department than the same time last year.