Bay Area Father Reprimands Rowdy Teens, Gets Beaten Into a Coma

Categories: Crime, WTF?

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David Lamont
We read some really disturbing news this morning on NBC about a group of teenagers who badly beat David Lamont, a 51-year-old Pleasanton father, knocking him into a coma after he exercised his parental authority.

According to the news station, the high school kids were outside Lamont's house on the 4900 block of Middleton Place after midnight on Saturday making too much noise. When Lamont went outside and asked the kids to pipe down, the group of teens attacked him and left him bleeding on the sidewalk.

When Lamont didn't return, his wife, Agnes, went outside and found her husband of 25 years unconscious.

Lt. Scott Rohovit told NBC News that some witnesses saw a dark SUV leaving the scene and police believe teens from the town's only two high schools might be linked to the attack.

"It's so horrible and so cruel," Agnes Lamont said. "The fact that they left him there to die -- I can't understand it."

Lamont's wife and the couple's two teenage daughters, 15 and 19, have stayed by their father's side at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, hoping he will survive. Pleasanton police said they have no suspects at this time.

The Pleasanton Police Department is asking anyone who has information about this crime to call them at (925) 931-5100.

Also, now might be a good time to have a chat with your teens about their behavior in general.




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jimmyjimjim
jimmyjimjim

hope he makes it. anyways it's best to let the police hande things unless they come mess with your property. take a good look and see what they are really up to. if they are drinking and dealing weed, you bet the cops will be there very quickly.

Leanderthal
Leanderthal

I'm not saying what these kids did was okay by any means, but the commenters below suggesting Mr. Lamont should have had a gun or 'shoot the little fuckers dead' is exactly what is wrong with our society.  Again, I'm not sticking up for the hooligans who senselessly beat this man, however, killing them for an obviously out of control situation doesn't make much sense either.  I pray for this man and I pray for at least one of those kids to have the good conscience to come forward and rat his little bastard friends out.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

This is exactly why he should have called the police to handle it.

Or, he should have been more aware of the situation and armed himself with a legal weapon.  

When you confront people you always run the risk of them being bigger and tougher than you. 

Be careful out there. It's a rough world.


UncleThomas
UncleThomas

...and had Mr. Lamont been armed and successfully defended himself against these "youths," this would be Travon Martin all over again.

This is the society we have found ourselves in.  Either defend yourself and get targeted by the extremist radicals or allow yourself to be beaten into a coma.

mick666
mick666

can't have any cameras out that just might have caught them, now can we?

red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

They need to be captured, having their bare behinds whipped 100 times with horsewhips in public and their parents held responsible for all medical bills.

theelviscerator
theelviscerator

Sad people don't realize that the liberal world does not accept any critique, so you better be prepared to battle to the death, anytime you tell some miscreant to stop screaming, speeding. blasting music, whatever.

I know I am.

then you have the trayvon martin bs on the other hand. Thugs get plenty of protection, but taxpayers NADA.

John Losavio
John Losavio

Their mommies and daddies will lawyer up. It will end up being this guy's fault, taunting those innocent fun-loving kids who "have their whole future ahead of them". Just watch.

Christine Pasta
Christine Pasta

America spinning out of control, another sign of the times....Praying for this man and his family

Brian Wise
Brian Wise

They will be caught. Someone will Twitter photos.

respect
respect

Precisely why I keep two loaded clips, ready to go. Would have wasted every single one of these pieces of shit the very moment they started walking towards me or my property. I hope they hang them off the same tree alongside their worthless parents when they find them. Fucking rats.

Adina Photos
Adina Photos

guess this is happens when kids are raised in a P.C. controlled life

Joey Sinner
Joey Sinner

I would welcome an attack so I could shoot the little fuckers dead!!!!!!!!!!!

Joey Sinner
Joey Sinner

And now you know why I'm a second amendment guy, this is such bullshit!!!

Eddie Delezen
Eddie Delezen

have to be careful these days... real careful.

Genny Lim
Genny Lim

Folks are raising monsters these days!

Mercie Hernandez
Mercie Hernandez

I hope they can identify these teens and pay for their crime.

aliasetc
aliasetc topcommenter

The homeowner should have been armed and blowed the little scumbag muthafuckers to kingdom come!

mahadragon1
mahadragon1

How was Lamont exercising his "parental authority"? He wasn't the parent of these kids. He has no business treating these kids like his own. Any smart person would have called the police and let them handle it. I've done it multiple times when I rented an apartment and young people outside were too loud.

Dave Dalton
Dave Dalton

I had a cpl of kids 16 and 17 come at me and i house them hard with a a fuckin stick and when i brought them down all they said im going to sue you lolol hahaha i said i have nothing. and im old so fuck you! lolol Yea i did .

Stan James
Stan James

rebellious generation that does not like to be reprimanded!...generally these kids did not come from a wholesome family upbringing!

Wilson Ww
Wilson Ww

this shit happens in Australia too. this generation of teens are just feral!

justus1896
justus1896

Parents control your children.  This poor man is in the hospital and I pray for him.  I also pray for the parents of this our of control kids that seem to think it is okay to what do they say now oh allow them to be themselves with absolutely no home training.


John Lilly
John Lilly

They beat this guy as a group of cowards. They'll go to prison as individual b!tches. I wouldn't be surprised if arrests start tonight. Godspeed on your recovery Mr. Lamont.

Ana Kirola
Ana Kirola

It is unfortunately how society is going. Desensitized to violence ! It is heartbreaking.

TruthBeTold
TruthBeTold

Fact: We have many garbage people among us.

Gino Luca Giancana
Gino Luca Giancana

I hope (the kids) they like the Taste of prison food , and penis

Chauncey Johnson
Chauncey Johnson

"The Kids" in America have become savages and there's nothing America can do about it...Not that America is trying. Get used to it.

Bonnie Blake
Bonnie Blake

In SF my neighbors confronted some teens riding huge filled garbage can down our steep street bumping into cars and dumping garbage on the steer. They cursed the woman out as she stood outside telling them to pick up the mess while she was on the phone with the police. Police showed up more than half and hour later . The next day her newly painted house was grossly tagged and rock thrown at her windows. This took place in an otherwise quiet and moderately upscale neighborhood with many young families and children. Police presence in Bay Area communities -except high crime areas is scant. Teens creating havoc should have parents held accountable if apprehended.

Ashley Hayes
Ashley Hayes

These "kids" need to be charged as adults.

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

Too bad he didn't have a concealed carry permit...giving him the case to defend his life.

whereareyourchildren
whereareyourchildren

When they are caught, their parents should be held accountable for raising brutish mindless brats.

KlarenceThomas
KlarenceThomas

@UncleThomas These kids were, apparently, creating a public disturbance. Trayvon Martin was merely walking home while drinking a soda and talking on the phone.

Go peddle your bad analogies somewhere else.

arachnogeorge
arachnogeorge

@Joey Sinner We also know why you go strolling down in the tenderloin with fifty dollar bills hanging out of your pockets. That is, if you are looking for attacks in general instead of just attacks from noisy high school kids.

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