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Palo Alto police arrest suspect who allegedly attacked a man with a skateboard

Original post made on Jun 26, 2021

An East Palo Alto man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly hitting another man with a skateboard for no reason, Palo Alto police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:35 AM

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Posted by Baron Newberry
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 26, 2021 at 9:55 am

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This sounds like a homeless related crime and why the City of Palo Alto is not actively addressing the homeless problem boggles the mind considering the advances Mountain View has made in this area.

And what 34 year-old goes tooling around on a skateboard?


Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

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Baron - no where does it say the person was homeless who hit this unfortunate man, yet you seem to assume that. Just wanted to clear that up.
Also - nothing wrong with adults riding skate boards. Even Palo Alto City Council member Greg Tanaka rides one as a main form of daily transportation.

This is terrible - I am so sorry for the man who was hurt and his mom.



Posted by Gerry Philbin
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2021 at 1:05 pm

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Posted by Mike-Crescent Park
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 27, 2021 at 10:41 am

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In case you haven’t noticed skateboards are now often used as a weapon.

Check out videos of Portland and other Antifa riots. The skateboard is a common accessory doubling as a weapon. Presumably to not attract attention as a baseball bat will.


Posted by Justin Turley
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm

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Just about anything can be used as a potential weapon....even a pencil.


Posted by Homeless And Satisfied In PA
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2021 at 3:35 pm

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The homeless are getting a bad rap because some Palo Alto residents cannot stand the sight of someone who does not measure up to their lofty and yuppie standards.

This doesn't bother me as I just consider the source.


Posted by We Told You So!
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 28, 2021 at 11:23 am

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This is just another Sad Story of Mental illness.
Who else would simply walk up to someone and crack them up side the Head?
That is unless someone is not telling the Truth? Maybe the Guy whose head was cracked did say something and the Mother being a Mother went along with The "Crackee" over the head Guys story?
Still the Skateboarder did not have to react with His convenient Weapon of choice. Which is why I stated "Mental illness"?
The "Cracker" was caught at University and Runnymede? Isn't that the Fire Station in EPA?


Posted by Lauren Costanza
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 29, 2021 at 8:26 am

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"This is just another Sad Story of Mental illness."

OR perhaps unresolved anger management issues?

The incident took place at a homeless assistance center so the root cause could have been anything (e.g. mental illness, drug addiction, impatience with the service, verbal abuse etc.).


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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A skateboard is often used for a quick getaway! It is much easier to carry than a bicycle.


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