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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. 

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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