An Ocean Beach resident was sucker-punched Tuesday, April 3, around 8:00 pm while in his car on Santa Monica Avenue (near Cable Street).
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told me he was about halfway down Santa Monica Avenue when he saw a trio of “normal looking” people approaching his car.
“I was about halfway down the block when I saw them,” according to ‘John.’ “I slowed down a bit because they looked totally normal-like tourists or spring breakers who wanted to ask me a question…like where’s the Noodle House or something.”
‘John’ stopped his car, rolled down his window, glanced at his radio to turn it down, when BAM!
“Out of nowhere dude punches me in the face. It was totally random, there was no road rage or anything, no words at all, just walked up and punched me in the face…it was pretty shocking and so fast I’m not even sure which guy hit me.”
The only description of the suspects at this time is a 20-something white guy in a grey hoodie & two-tone baseball cap, with another male & one female. The suspects did not run from the scene, just continued walking away.
“They cut through the CVS alley, walking towards Bacon Street…I had pulled off to the side of the road to check my teeth, see if they were broken, but they were okay…a witness said I could come clean up at his house, but I live right around the corner so…“
‘John’ went to the emergency room, and although his teeth remained intact, his lip is another story.
“The doctors thought I might have been hit with something other than a fist...they kept saying they ‘could push it back inside, push it back inside.’ I didn’t want to know what they were talking about so I didn’t ask, but there were pieces, yeah, hanging out.”
‘John’ received seven stiches to his lip and everything was pushed back in.