Beggar hobo in Eureka

Someone has been going around beating down homeless people in the Eureka area. The first assault was on March 23 at the Eureka boardwalk, and since then another assault near the Bayshore Mall sent a homeless man to the UC Davis Medical Center with serious face and head injuries.

From the Times-Standard: "A homeless man, who asked to remain anonymous because he feared retribution, said he believes the reported assaults, and others, are the result of people targeting the homeless."

Eureka Police Department has a man on it, Sgt. Patrick O'Neill, who has been working the case religiously for weeks now, even walking up and down the train tracks looking for witnesses, but he has yet to find any good leads.

This makes us wonder, are we sure that EPD should be prioritizing some relatively minor assaults on bums in the area? Has anyone else noticed that when the weather starts getting nice, the bums and hobos get thick at busy intersections and the street begging becomes a real nuisance? Not to mention that these people are homeless and jobless, which means they do not pay taxes, which means us taxpaying Eureka citizens are footing the bill for ol' Sgt. O'Neill to be out there walking the damn train tracks looking for other hobos that might have seen the attacker.

Come on EPD, go bust some heroin dealers please. We have way too much crime and way too little law enforcement around here to be spending our valuable police hours on a couple bum fights.

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By Jack, on Nov 13, 2008 - 16:22
Whos kikin homeless people!?

By dr. benway, on Jan 23, 2009 - 9:38
Damn you really hate the homeless

By Rezident (Lithuania, EU), on Feb 21, 2009 - 8:45
How people become Homeless? I think that most people become homeless not because they are just lazy. Peaople become homeless because they have psychological problems, it is hard for them to adjust to other people, they have comunication problems, they don't know how to act in this modern, "synthetic", everyday hourying, greedy society etc...

Homeless people ar angry because of you, me and us. Because we don't undwerstand them and treat them worse than animals...

We just have change our attitude and try to help them not just giving some money or food but also try to become a friend to them, try to speak to them and show that there still left goodness in this world.

Think about it and....
...Don't choke with your money...


By mike, on Jan 31, 2010 - 18:30
yeah i understand they dont pay taxes, and most of em are lazy, but still, they have a right to be protected, they are still human beings, fucked up that people find this as a "waste of tax payers money"

people need to stop being so fucking greedy

By latesha trammell, on Apr 30, 2010 - 11:51
People need to stop making fun of homeless man, because if you don't stop then they are going to be homeless one of these day.

By Ben, on May 3, 2010 - 17:27
Many people transition through homelessness and back into a working, secure lifestyles. I'm sure that's about three degrees to complicated for your tiny, prepubescent, reptilian mind to comprehend but what the fuck, I tried.

Have a great day!

By Large Dicked Man, on May 22, 2010 - 20:47
I am chiefing on that super

By Tilly, on May 30, 2013 - 3:05
Hi I would like to know who took the photograph of this man? If you could give me any info that would be amazing!!

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