The beating of a bicyclist who recorded an argument between three others on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu is under investigation.
The bicyclist was riding with his wife about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 17 on Pacific Coast Highway at Carbon Canyon Road when they came upon a verbal argument between another bicyclist and two men in a black two-door Bentley with paper plates, according to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.
The bicyclist, who was standing 10 feet away, began videotaping the argument with his cell phone in case the argument escalated. The two men saw him videotaping them and became enraged. The bicyclist said they approached him and yelled “Give me your phone.”
One of the men punched the bicyclist in the left side of his face, causing him to fall to the ground and drop his phone. The men also kicked him in the face before taking his phone and driving off southbound on PCH.
The victim was diagnosed with a concussion.
Investigators tried to track the phone, but it was shut off.
The suspects were described as in their 40s or 50s, Persian or mid-eastern with black hair. One was 5 feet 10 inches and about 190 pounds. The other was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 200 pounds.