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Man robbed, beaten over roommate's $150 debt

A Mountain View man was robbed and beaten in his apartment on Wednesday, May 12, by two men who claimed his former roommate owed them $150, police said.

The victim, 36, found the men waiting in his Fairchild Drive apartment when he entered, Mountain View Police Department spokesman Steve McCoy said. The victim recognized the men as acquaintances of his former roommate, who had moved out of the apartment three days beforehand, McCoy said.

The men told the victim that his roommate owed them $150, McCoy said. The victim told them that his roommate was gone and that he would not give them any money.

The two robbers then started punching and kicking the victim, who was knocked out by one of the blows, McCoy said. When the victim regained consciousness, the robbers were gone and his wallet and miscellaneous jewelry had been taken from the apartment.

The victim reported the robbery at 6 p.m. and was taken to El Camino Hospital to be treated for cuts and bumps on his head, McCoy said.

McCoy described the robbers as black males, both about 20 years old and roughly six feet tall. The first suspect was bald, weighed about 250 pounds and wore a blue t-shirt and blue shorts, McCoy said. The second suspect had short black hair, weighed about 210 pounds and wore a white t-shirt and blue shorts, McCoy said.

Comments

Posted by Jes Sayin, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

nice spelling on "roommate"...


Posted by orange, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

What's wrong with his spelling of "roommate"?

And, I really hope the police find these two a-holes. Mountain View is not the clean, peaceful city it was years ago.
Also, after you find the two idiots, could you please kick them in the head a few times so they can understand what it is like to be beaten? People are really terrible.. they torture and abuse every living thing on this earth and NEVER learn.. How the hell did we become like this?


Posted by John the Man, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Did the debt get paid? Then what's the issue?


Posted by billsaysthis, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Headline misspells the word, amusing for professionals.


Posted by orange, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

OOohhhh Good catch.. I didn't see that! ;)


Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on May 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

Thanks for catching the typo.


Posted by wavering dem, a resident of Waverly Park
on May 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Main Entry: roommate
Pronunciation: \ˈrm-ˌmt,
Function: noun
Date: 1770
one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters —called also room*ie, \ˈr-m,

who needs friends with roommates like that.


Posted by fed up, a resident of North Whisman
on May 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

This is a serious story about a man getting knocked out by a beating, then robbed.

Is the spelling of a word really the most important thing here?
Grow up!


Posted by Lawrence, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Hmmmm, this doesn't sound like something black guys would do.


Posted by jerry, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

who say they gotta be black


Posted by um..., a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

The article says they are black. Please read!!

Also, it's really pathetic that they beat him up over $150. The victim is 36.. his old roommate is probably around his age.. if you are in your 30's and you're acting like THAT, you should be thrown in a den with lions so they can teach him a lesson. If you cannot live like a civilized person, you should not be a part of society. Go live in a jungle along with the rest of the animals.


Posted by erwin, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Shouldn't be too difficult to catch these bad guys, since apparently the victim recognized them.


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