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A Riot Broke Out At The U.S. Open Of Surfing

"I really honestly didn't think stuff like this happened in the OC," one witness told the Associated Press. Not mellow.

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From the Associated Press:

The crowd pulled down a stop sign, and a man used it to smash the front window of a bicycle shop, which was then looted. Other people brawled, threw bottles, toppled portable toilets, rocked a city truck and threw a chair into a fountain.

Another pic from downtown HB tonight.

Scott

@LinckHB

Another pic from downtown HB tonight.

Looters used this stop sign to break the windows in at Easyrider, a bicycle and skateboard shop.

"You see a mob of people running up the street," said Bert Etheredge, a salesman ... "That's when we decided to shut down the shop and turn off all the lights, lock everything and kind of go into hiding, if you will."

Surf, sun , sand and wait for it..... a mini riot following the U.S. Open of Surfing. http://t.co/LQgRXElDxw

Marc Martin

@latpix

Surf, sun , sand and wait for it..... a mini riot following the U.S. Open of Surfing. http://t.co/LQgRXElDxw

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