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Beating of Bicyclist on PCH in Malibu Under Investigation

The suspects, who were described as Persian or mid-eastern with black hair, drove off in a Bentley with paper plates.

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. 

gracee arthur March 04, 2013 at 03:29 PM
"Do not take the law into your own hands". Call the Sheriff.
Joseph Delano March 04, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Yeah right.....let them beat on you for a half hour while you wait for cops? Be serious. Quicker people in this country start taking personal responsibility for themselves and stop relying on other people to do it for them the better off we will all be! "Average 911 response time about 25 MINUTES...average response time .45 ACP or 9MM? 1 SECOND!"
R Y A N March 04, 2013 at 07:14 PM
If this incident has been under investigation for 2 weeks, then this article should provide SOME information since the initial report, such as just how many new Bentleys were pending license plate issuance at that time. Hand-crafted Bentleys are produced in extremely low quantities, and the vehicle color would narrow it down considerably. Also, tendency is to infer that the argument was related to the ongoing bicycle-vehicle conflicts inherent to their canyon running/crossing the center line, their unofficial week-end bicycle parades along PCH, and red-light running in eastern Malibu. But this article does not address or suggest a cause of the argument. I would hope that the investigation would have produced strong-arm robbery or assault charges by now if witness accounts are accurate and legitimate.
Susan Tellem March 04, 2013 at 09:48 PM
This article was right before the knife wielding suspect article in my google alerts about Malibu. What the hell is happening to the city? Again I have to ask - where are the cops? I just don't see them. Did they cut them back budget wise? I drove into LA yesterday Sunday. Huge crowds here because of the weather and only one sheriff on the way in and none on the way back.
Hans Laetz March 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM
I agree if this article is to be written, I would expect several deputies and Patch reporters to converge at DMV and count paper plates, and plastic spoons too. Once that is determined, we can count on the Navy drones at Pt. Mugu to track the cross yellow line incursions inferred in the canyons, That data should then be Patch breaking news alerted to citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights by settling traffic disputes with 9mm pistols.
CAROLYN RODIONOFF March 04, 2013 at 10:58 PM
...try looking across from Our Lady of Malibu in the morning ticketing motorists who just turned left (between 7-9am) off Malibu Canyon. Or, the driveway of Ralphs shopping center...waiting for "speeding motorists" to cruise down the hill. Or, try not wearing your seatbelt...instant materialization. Other than that, haven't even seen the "prop" car lately. Sorry :(
R Y A N March 04, 2013 at 11:19 PM
If an Amber Alert, or whatever warning, should have been broadcast, Nixle'd, Tweeted, or smoke-signalled for Malibuites to be on the look-out for black Bentley coupes without license plates, Malibuites should have known. But 2 weeks later, this news is "olds", and efforts to protect the public, or to solicit the public's help in finding/locating violent rich folk based on their cars travelling through Malibu on a Sunday afternoon, diminishes with time. Perhaps these are policy questions for the Public Safety Commission to contemplate, such as should this rate as a Tweet, Emergency Text Alert, Robo Call, etc.
Kelli March 04, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Seems that the fellow who thought he was doing a good thing by recording the altercation learned that he shouldn't have stepped in. That being said, if he would have called Sheriffs or 911, a deputy or deputies would most likely have arrived on scene quickly. Their response time is good on PCH in mid-Malibu. In the meantime, a call to the local Bentley dealers would most likely provide a short list of the drivers. So this might just be a case of law enforcement keeping their cards hidden - which is fine if it yields an arrest of the jerks driving the Bentley.
Robert Jaye March 05, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Much easier to write cheesy radar tickets from the entrance to Ralph's.
Andy Lyon March 05, 2013 at 02:30 AM
If you dial 911 it takes forever because it gets routed through CHP. You need to call Lost Hills direct. 310-456-6652. Easier to tell them where you are at.
Hans Laetz March 05, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Andy is right. Everyone in Malibu should have 310 456-6652 programmed into their phones. Or their valley number: 818 878-1808. 911 is the wrong number to call when you need a deputy. Other PCH numbers to program in: Santa Monica police dispatch 310 458-8491 (if you see a drunk heading east, they can get him/her when the sheriff can't). West LA Station, LAPD: 310 444-0702 (supposedly patrols PCH from Getty Villa to Chatauqua) CHP West Valley 818 880-0980 (for PCH near Topanga, also canyon roads). CHP Ventura 805 477-4100 (PCH west). Also, Thai Dishes at 310 456-6592 for emergency take-out. 911 is - ALWAYS- the number for a fire or medical emergency. Your landline supplies the operator with your address. Your cellphone gives the fire dept your exact location.
mike March 05, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Thank you Hanz
Daniel D Hillman MD March 14, 2013 at 03:29 AM
were those buzzards apprehended?

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