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Masked Man with Machete Attacks Isla Vista Resident

Victim Suffers Wound to Arm and Head


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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A masked man with a machete reportedly broke into an Isla Vista residence and attacked another man when he returned to his apartment complex on the 700 block of Camino Del Sur at around 4 p.m. on Monday. The victim confronted the suspect and suffered a laceration to his arm and was bleeding from his head when authorities responded, according to a UCSB alert that was sent out to the campus community at approximately 5:30 p.m. Police are still looking for the unidentified suspect — described as wearing all black, a hat with green stripes, and a black mask — who fled the scene in an unknown direction. Further details are not yet available, and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

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Oh boy, these nutty kids!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 11:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And I thought the eastside and westside were the bad sides of town-the war zones.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 12:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ban machetes.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's really weird, why would they dress up in all black and do that in the middle of the day in a college town? You're not going to get much in a college town robbing people to begin with..

loonpt (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 4:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps it was a stoney ninja.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This isn't what it looks like, this was actually extra credit for a class this person was taking. At least that will probably be that person's parent's excuse, and if it was a UCSB student, they will most likely get away with. UCSB students can get away with murder, ahem, David Attias, ahem.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 9:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You do understand that UCSB is on spring break and IV is pretty much empty? Highly unlikely that this was student.

laxer (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 10:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sounds like MS-13, who are often armed with Machetes when committing their crimes as a weapon of choice but then again it may be just another doped-up youth living-out his need to be stupid...

dou4now (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 5:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Saw your old poster of past Hank last night at Elings Park on my bike ride, asked him what the hoopla was. He says yes, Isla Vista is becoming a shining example of the movie "Idiocracy" at a very fast rate.
After a bit of conversation it was somewhat concluded that the guy w/ the machete and the ninja outfit is connected to the receiver of the machete blows. the whole event is just too random.
It was either over money, drugs, a girl or a guy. From a conversation Hank had w/ some of his IV Foot Patrol friends, there was no attempt at robbery, doesn't seem like anything was taken.
Hank also mentioned that the attack took place sometime around 6:00 pm, he was at harder Stadium running stairs and while stretching afterward he heard police and EMT vehicle sirens heading in the direction of the incident.
Later that night while at Pizza My Heart some of the girls that work there told him about the "Machete Man" incident, that's when he contacted friends in the Foot Patrol.
By the way, Bill, AZ2SB, Ken, hank says to say hi and that all is awesome and going great. The guy at 53 years old is still flying over 20 foot jumps on his little kid bike!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 11:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I see, I hope that I am like that when I get there.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

what did hank do that was so dastardly to get banned.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lawdy, I'll ask him next time I see him at Elings.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
March 26, 2014 at 4:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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