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Man Chased Down, Stabbed By Gang

The 20-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries when he was attacked on California Street.

A man walking on California Street just before 9 p.m. Saturday was accosted by a group of five men, four of whom chased him down and stabbed him multiple times, Watsonville police reported.

The 20-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries in the attack, which was reported at 8:54 p.m., police said. He was found injured and bleeding outside a home on the 400 block of California Street.

Police said the pack of attackers jumped out of a small black car that drove up to the 20-year-old. Four confronted the man while the fifth remained in the car, police said.

The group yelled gang slurs at the 20-year-old and he tried to run away, but the caught up to him and stabbed him, police sad.

The attackers drove off south on Brewington Avenue. Officers searched unsuccessfully for them, police said.

The injured man was flown to an out-of-county trauma center for treatment. Detectives ask that anyone with information about the attack call the Investigation Division at 768-3350 or the Crime Tipline at 768-3544.

*MAN UNITED* August 20, 2012 at 04:16 PM
The "freaks" come out at night....Once its dark, don't walk alone in this town. Cowards driving around town looking for trouble. I can't wait to hear when they try and assault someone and that person turns the tables around by taking out a gun and blasting these guys to their graves where they belong. (I am sorry, but I am sick and tired of hearing of such cowardly acts.)
David H. Perez August 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Me too, and this certainly presents an argument in favor of "good guys" being able to more easily get gun permits. It sure wouldn't hurt my feelings to see a few of these punks get blasted.
randy August 20, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I agree, but only problem is that the person that is "defending" themselves will then have to go through whether it is self defense or not. Like I remember being told if I shoot someone for breaking in my house, make sure they fall INTO the house.
David H. Perez August 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM
You're right, Randy. One of the biggest problems with our system is that the punks have all of the rights. Even if you are found justified in shooting one of them, believe it or not their family can still sue you civilly (and win), requiring you to pay the scum bag's funeral expenses.
Watzon McWats August 21, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I agree with everything said here re: self defense. At least we can still defend our homes in California. Go out, take some classes (as I've said in the past, I can't recommend Markley's classes enough), learn how to handle a firearm in a safe and proficient manner, and defend your home. There's more of us that are armed, the harder their "job" becomes.

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