1043 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92703


714-997-4400

Law Office of Ronald G. Brower Blog

 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

U.S. Open Surf Competition Ends in Violent Mob


At least one store in downtown Huntington Beach was vandalized and looted after the end of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach on Sunday, according to Lt. Mitch O’Brien.
The mob erupted among a crowd of thousands gathered for the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which includes surfing, skateboarding and BMX biking events, possibly after a fistfight in downtown Huntington Beach.
People in the mob strapped bandanas across their faces and threw rocks and bottles at police officers. Police donned riot gear and fired back with pepper balls.
The violent crowd raged through the streets after the surfing competition, clashing with police, toppling portable toilets, fighting in the streets and apparently wrecking and looting at least one business, according to police and witnesses. A video posted to Facebook showed a mob throwing a stop sign through the “Easyrider” store window and stealing merchandise, including a bicycle. Burt Etherege, of “Easyrider” , said one person made off with a bicycle before others in the crowd stepped in and defended the store
Police made eight arrests on suspicion of failure to disperse, according to a Huntington Beach Police Department statement.
By about 9 p.m., the crowd seemed to have dispersed and the streets were mostly cleared, except for a heavy police presence.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important that you are represented by an aggressive andexperienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and/or reduce your charges. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Brower andAssociates are ready to fight for you, call Brower and Associates for help with your case. 

Labels: , , , ,

Posted by Ronald Brower at

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home