During the La Mesa protests on 5/30, Crazy Fred's comic shop was looted and destroyed. Most of his merchandise in store was stolen. A lot of you might know Fred, but for those that don't, he owns one of the longest running comic shops in San Diego and has been serving the community for nearly 30 years. My interactions with Fred over the last couple of years has made me appreciate how much he loves his community. He goes above and beyond with his customers, reaching out to other stores to see if any of us have a card they might be looking for, or spending hours building decks for new players so that they can learn games. More recently, Fred reached out to me to let me know he would continue to keep his store closed despite the city reopening, because his wife works for a hospital and didn't want to risk getting covid-19 since her going to work was so important. So if you ever needed to know what kind of person Fred is, that's who he is, someone who would give up their income to protect people.
If you've ever bought a comic, TCG, or game, from Fred or any other store in San Diego, I ask that you please give what you can. I know times are tight for everyone, but even $5 will help him recover from this.
- Amanda Gould
- Nick Testone
- ronald ziemkowski
- Nick Sonck