Assailant beats man with wooden stick

An assailant beat a 26-year-old Mountain View man with a wooden stick Thursday night, May 6, in a Castro Street parking lot, police say.

The assailant rushed towards the victim as he was getting into his car behind Sonica Music Company at 260 Castro Street at 10:26, Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. The assailant's face was covered, she said.

The assailant hit the victim with the stick once and punched him immediately afterward, Wylie said. The victim fell out of his car after being struck and the assailant fled on foot down Bryant Street without taking anything, she said.

Several bystanders witnessed the attack, and one called 911, Wylie said. Police were unable to locate the assailant after the attack.

The victim sustained minor injuries, Wylie said. He was transported to a nearby hospital but was released without receiving treatment, she said.

Wylie described the assailant as roughly 6-feet tall and of medium build.


Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Sounds like a gang-related initiation ritual, i.e. a rite of passage to get into a certain "club", if you will.

Posted by The Nose, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 8, 2010 at 1:44 am

Or a hate crime.

Posted by Rambo, a resident of Castro City
on May 8, 2010 at 6:46 am

Calling 911 requires several minutes to respond. If that alleged perpetrator tries that with me, he immediately gets to meet my friends "Smith and Wesson".

Posted by steve, a resident of Castro City
on May 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm

yea that sounds like a gang hit. one hit with a stick then they run. scary gang.....

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 9, 2010 at 11:51 am

USA is a registered user.

Behind the Monte Carlo. What are the odds?

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Nothing like that has happened anywhere near Buddy's. I wonder about the priorities of a city that tolerates a source of mayhem like the Monte Carlo downtown while making every effort to shut down a harmless pot dispensary on the far side of the freeway.

Posted by HC, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Let me put my reading glasses on.... The assailant fled on foot down Bryant Street without taking anything that they could legal report stolen.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

USA is a registered user.

Is there such a thing as a non-wooden stick?

Posted by homegirl, a resident of another community
on May 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

USA- Just the one that needs removal from a certain place...

Posted by jokester, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

- - - "roughly six feet tall and of medium build."

Any particular skin color? What a joke of a description!

Don't tread too heavily.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

when seconds count, the police are only minutes away

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