Local TV stations reported that two men beat and stabbed a homeless man while he was sleeping in an alley Ocean Beach. This happened just around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17th.
The unidentified victim reportedly told San Diego Police that he was awakened while sleeping in an alley off the 4800 block of Santa Monica Avenue near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard by two men attacking him.
The attackers ran off and the homeless man flagged down police to report what happened. He was transported to a hospital for the treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries, including a stab wound in his back.
The two men who attacked the victim were described as being between 20 and 30 years. San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros reported this to Channel 6.
This, unfortunately, is not the first time a homeless person has been assaulted for no apparent reason – other than perhaps being accessible to the attackers by being homeless. There was a report last year of a homeless man being attacked and injured by a local OB gang right on Newport in the middle of the night. No one was ever prosecuted for it, despite security cameras in the area.