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.


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

nice spelling on "roommate"...

Like this comment
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?

Like this comment
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?

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

Headline misspells the word, amusing for professionals.

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

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

Like this comment
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.

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

Main Entry: room·mate
Pronunciation: \ˈrüm-ˌmât,
Function: noun
Date: 1770
one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters —called also room*ie, \ˈrü-mç,

who needs friends with roommates like that.

Like this comment
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!

Like this comment
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.

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

who say they gotta be black

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,397 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 518 views


Best Of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.