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Atherton: Man arrested for allegedly throwing skateboard at driver

Original post made on Sep 30, 2019

Atherton police arrested a 30-year-old Menlo Park man for throwing his skateboard at a moving car in an unprovoked attack on Friday, Sept. 27, according to a police department press release.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 30, 2019, 11:56 AM

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Posted by Provoked
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Sep 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

The article says the attack was unprovoked. Is it possible the driver drove too close to the skateboarder, thereby endangering him? I bike a lot and frequently encounter drivers who seem to take pleasure in driving right next to bikes.

Posted by Use the gift of Imagination!
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm

We can imagine a lot of things! We are free to make up scenarios in our heads all day long, constructing them any way we want. It's magical!

Posted by Hahaha
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 30, 2019 at 8:53 pm

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Posted by Motorized Zone Only
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 30, 2019 at 9:35 pm

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Posted by Gary
a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:05 am

Just speculating BUT: skateboarders do not usually throw away their ride. He must have been very DISTURBED. So how do 30-year olds get disturbed? Varies. Almost getting run over? Drugs? Mental illness? All of the above?

Posted by Cynic
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:59 am

Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act - Web Link

Whomever sold this proposition to the CA public was pure genius. Who wouldn't vote for it.

Yet here we are five years later talking about a person who likely benefited from this criminal statute reclassification and threw a skateboard probably high on drugs in in a safe neighborhood adjacent to a school. Shocker.

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