In an Unprovoked Attack 2 People Wearing Masks Beat Me on Valentine’s Day as a 3rd Filmed it – Apparently Playing the “Knock Down Game”
By Anonymous Fourth Generation Resident of OB
I was brutally beaten by two individuals on Valentine’s Day 2014, returning home from a friend’s home near Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.
I had walked down Cable Street to the seawall and made my way up the stairs at the foot of Pescadero Avenue. Walking up the street I was confronted by two individuals in blue jeans and white hoodies, in front of 4870 Pescadero Avenue. Then these two individuals, without saying a word, began to beat my face for no reason.
I believe there was a third person off in the distance filming the two beat me. This attack was unprovoked and they never said a word.
I remember a gold plastic party mask on the individual who first hit me. Possibly the other individual had a silver plastic party mask on. The gold masked individual was the first to sucker punch me in the face. I cannot remember if the other had a mask or not after the first hit by the masked individual. It occurred near multiple lights apparently to enhance the ability to film it.
Apparently the two individuals were playing the “Knock Down Game” and wanted their senseless and vicious attack to be broadcast on YouTube to gain media exposure.
I defended myself and ended up on the ground. I got back to my feet and screamed at them:
“Why would you beat a random person who has done nothing to you! You are cowards for wearing masks while you beat me!”
I must have broken one of their noses in my defense and they ran off laughing. This is not funny nor material that others should watch on YouTube.
I seek not vengeance but urge a heightened sense of awareness. Beware of the “Knock Down Game” and the collapse of our civil society. I am a fourth generation OBecian appalled at what has occurred in my community. I am a member of the Ocean Beach Main street Association and work in the local area.
I filed a police report but was told that because they were wearing masks that it would not be possible to identify and bring this crime to justice.
Nothing can be done except to file the report in the hopes that if this continues to occur as a serial crime that this occurrence can be one more piece of evidence used to establish this criminal pattern.
I believe that the pen is mightier than the sword and my hope is that these words may be able to be published so that others do not share my fate of being that random individual in the wrong place at the wrong time.
People of our beach communities should not tolerate the occurrence of this “Knock Down Game” or the individuals who take part in it.
This random act of violence has shattered my sense of security and has affirmed my belief that this is a time of moral decay where individuals seek random violence in order to gain fame as masked individuals in the realm of digital media.
Please do not encourage this behavior by viewing this “Knock Down Game” on YouTube and providing further incentives for media fame. In essence, Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” is alive and well and cowardly individuals have sought out media fame in YouTube to promote this ultra-violence. Remember that if it happened to me, it could happen to you.
Fourth Generation OB Resident