ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Jen Angel, owner of Oakland, California, “Angel Cakes Bakery,” has died in a hospital Thursday night after she was injured in a violent robbery Monday in Alameda County.

Angel, 48, who was an activist who did not believe in prosecution or incarceration, was pronounced brain dead on Thursday following injuries she suffered in a violent robbery outside an Oakland bank on Monday.


A post by her friends on Thursday night stated:

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Oakland baker, small business owner, social justice activist, and community member Jen Angel has been medically declared to have lost all brain function, and will not regain consciousness. Her official time of death was 5:48 p.m.”

“Per Jen’s wishes, her organs will be donated, and her committed medical team has informed the family that those organs will serve to lengthen and improve the lives of up to 70 people,” friends wrote.

According to reports, Angel was seated in her vehicle behind a bank on Webster Street in Oakland when a thief broke into the vehicle and grabbed her purse. The robber fled the scene in a vehicle.

“The victim exited their vehicle and attempted to retrieve their stolen belongings from the individual. While the victim struggled for their belongings, they were knocked to the ground and sustained injuries,” according to the Oakland Police Department.

Angel was dragged by the getaway car.

Oakland police said no arrests have been made in connection to the deadly incident.

Angel’s family said, if caught, she would not want her assailant to be prosecuted in criminal court. Angel did not believe in incarceration as an effective or just solution to social violence and inequity.

A GoFundMe was started for Angel and can be found here.


Geo quick facts: Alameda County is located in the state of California in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,682,353, making it the 7th-most populous county in the state and 21st most populous nationally. The county seat is Oakland – Wikipedia.