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Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"Today I went to Santa Monica Third Street Promenade and watched all the business owners boarding up their stores in preparation for election day. Hopefully everything will end up being calm. I also went down all the way to the end of the Santa Monica Pier on my scooter to show you what’s going on at the pier."

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A hipster surfer from Orange County was arrested for setting a cop car on fire during the Santa Monica Riots.

Back in June, a wanted poster for the undercover police car arson was issued the FBI and the Santa Monica Police Department, who's incompentant lying Police Cheif Cynthia Renaud allowed the looting to happen in the first place by completely ignoring the numerious warnings sent in via phone calls and messages days prior to the attack on the city.

The wanted poster read, "On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria SMPD vehicle was parked at the loading dock of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium." The unknown suspect may have been involved in the arson of the vehicle, which was completely engulfed anddestroyed by fire. And it included photos of the suspect in all his hipster glory (see the above photos).

Nathan Wilson, aged 27, was soon ratted out by his friends. They told the investigators they had driven him to Santa Monica that day, most likely becuase his beloved junky ass Surfer Jeep wasn't working (photos of that Pep-Boys outfitted thing are down below). His friend even showed the investigators Nathan’s Instagram account “yup_i_eat_crayons”, which had him in a selfie in front of the burning police car. He even had the same "Don Pisto" Mexican bar hat on in his profile photo that he is seen wearing in the wanted poster.

That still wasn't enough for them to slap the cuffs on him.

It wasn't till he became a suspect in another vehicle arson that they decided they should arrest him.

This gun nut was in a domestic disputed with whom the cops are calling his "live-in partner", and he went a set his partner's vehicle on fire.

When the FBI went to arrest him at his Irvine home, they found this hipster surfer coward hiding in a matress box spring. They also recovered several items of clothing that directly links him to the Santa Monica arson.

Nathan is now charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious damage to property owned by an institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.

BTW, here's Nathan's bitchin' Surf Jeep that he was proudly posting on all the Jeep pages:







More looters have been arrested.



From a statement on the SMPD Facebook page:
"On Thursday September 17, 2020, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department served search warrants at two locations within the City of Los Angeles. The search warrants were related to looting activity during the civil unrest in Santa Monica on May 31, 2020. Officers monitored video footage from REI, located at 402 Santa Monica, and observed two individuals stealing items from the store. Officers were able to identify two subjects, Marques Miles and Misty Jones (both residents of Los Angeles) during the investigation. Officers obtained warrants to search the residences of both subjects and recovered approximately $2,500 worth of property stolen from REI. Both Milers and Jones were arrested and booked for Burglary (459 PC) and Burglary during State of Emergency (463 (a) PC). Bail was set at $50,000 each."

But it should not be forgotten, that the Santa Monica Police Department allowed the looting to happen, and the fact that the Santa Monica Police Chief and several city council members blatantly lied about what happened.



ATF Offers $5K Reward for Information on Retail Arsons in Santa Monica, and releases video of this P.O.S. setting the fire.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of the person responsible for starting fires at several businesses in Santa Monica during the looting that the incompetent lying Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud allowed to happen.



One fire was started at Santa Monica Tobacco, located at 1434 Fourth St., around 3:20 p.m., officials said. Another fire was also started the same evening at REI at 402 Santa Monica Blvd. around 3:40 p.m.

A fire was started at Santa Monica Tobacco, located at 1434 4th St., around 3:20 p.m., May 31. Another fire was also started the same evening at REI, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. around 3:40 p.m., by what appears to be the same female, during the looting. The suspect is a black female who has a tattoo of Africa on her left shoulder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Santa Monica Police Department Detective D. Chabot at 310-458-2201 Ext. 6679, Sergeant C. Green at 310-458-8414, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-2249. This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and Santa Monica Police Department.






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More Patagonia looters have been caught. First, one of surfboard looters got arrested, now the looters that stole the safe out of the store have been arrested.

According to the press release, on July 3rd, 2020 Santa Monica Police Department Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit and officers from the Crime Impact Team served multiple search and arrests warrants at different locations in Los Angeles County related to the damage and looting of Patagonia located at 1344 4th Street on May 31st. Several suspects were able to remove a safe from the business. Detectives identified six suspects involved in the looting and theft of the safe.

Four suspects were arrested and booked for burglary, conspiracy and looting during a riot:
Ulises Alcantara JUAREZ DOB: 07-23-94 Male, Hispanic
Alfredo Fernando BELLO DOB: 06-07-96 Male, Hispanic
Yesenia Enriquez TEJADA DOB: 02-04-95 Female, Hispanic
Debbie LUJAN DOB: 10-15-96 Female, Hispanic


Evidence related to the looting, including the safe, were recovered and booked into evidence.

These arrests still do not excuse the fact that the Santa Monica Police allowed this to happen in the first place, and the fact that the Santa Monica Police Chief and several city council members blatantly lied about what happened.

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As we all know, the Santa Monica Police ignored all the warnings about the upcoming looting attack on the city, and their incompetence led to the looting of over 100 stores in the Downtown Santa Monica.

Now, two of the looters who hit REI and VANS have been arrested.

According to their press release, Detectives with the Santa Monica Police Department scoured hours of security video and social media posts. A suspect vehicle was identified by searching social media videos of the civil unrest. It showed a vehicle license plate with two suspects loading various items from REI. After reviewing REI security video, the two subjects were identified inside the store removing thousands of dollars of merchandise. During the investigation one of individuals was also identified as the suspect of an assault on a police officer.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department stopped the wanted vehicle and notified Santa Monica Police Department Detectives. The occupants of the vehicle were determined to be the two outstanding suspects and were subsequently arrested.

A search of the suspect vehicle pursuant to a search warrant led to the recovery of several stolen items from both the REI and the VANS store.

Suspect #1 is Sebastian Martinez (2/22/1996) of El Segundo, CA. Suspect #2 is Christopher Gutierrez (11/5/2000) of Los Angeles. Both now in SMPD custody.

These arrests still do not excuse the fact that the Santa Monica Police allowed this to happen in the first place, and the fact that the Santa Monica Police Chief and several city council members blatantly lied about what happened.

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The two looting pieces of garbage that set fire to the beloved Sake House in Downtown Santa Monica have been arrested.

On July 1st, 2020 the Santa Monica Police Department and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) served search and arrest warrants in West Hills and Chatsworth, CA as follow up to the arson of the Sake House restaurant located at 401 Santa Monica Blvd, and the looting that occurred in Santa Monica on 5/31/2020.

Arrested by ATF for Arson was Micah Amadeus Tillmon (DOB 8/6/2001). they are charging Tillmon with one count of arson, a felony offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, security video from the restaurant shows Tillmon removing “a red tube-shaped object from his jacket, which he placed behind the reception desk area of the restaurant before walking away. Within seconds of that action, smoke and fire appeared from the area….”

Investigators with the Santa Monica Fire Department determined that the fire was caused by red object that Tillmon allegedly placed in the restaurant, which is at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 4th Street.

Tillmon was identified by detectives with the Santa Monica Police Department, who reviewed numerous security videos and social media posts. Tillmon was also linked to the fire when investigators uncovered a video showing his white Ford Explorer parking next to the Sake House four minutes before the fire started and then reversing across the street soon after the fire started, according to the affidavit. That same video allegedly shows the Explorer parking about 500 feet away from the Sake House, and Tillmon exiting the vehicle and looting a nearby business.

Also arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department for looting was that tacky puke pants wearing Gisselle Alexis Pinto (DOB 4/14/2001) and Mynor Pinto (DOB 4/26/2002).

These scumbuckets were seen setting fire to the Sake House and looting at REI, Brandy Melville, Vons, Magicopolis, Salon Viva, Wasteland and the Shoe Palace, all located in Santa Monica. During the events of that day these subjects looted clothing, computers, backpacks, a bicycle and grocery items.

Evidence related to the looting was recovered during the search warrants and booked into evidence.







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It looks like one of the surfer looters from last month has been arrested. The mug shot the SMPD released appears to match that of the person who stole a surfboard and other stuff from Patagonia.



Amanda Toyono Van Duyse, 31, of Los Angeles was arrested earlier this month for burglary, grand theft and burglary during an emergency, said Lt. Joseph Cortez, the Santa Monica Police Department spokesman.

Van Duyse's arrest came after police served a search warrant in the City of Los Angeles and "located thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise stolen from Santa Monica businesses," Cortez said.

Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud, who by the way not only did a piss poor job of protecting the city, but also, along with her cronies, has been lying her ass off trying to hide the fact that she did such a bad job, well this poor excuse for a police chief chimed in with this statement: “We are dedicated to bringing those responsible for the crimes committed on May 31 to justice and are working in collaboration with our partner agencies, to locate, arrest and prosecute those who committed acts of violence and theft in our community."

Amanda is being held in jail with a $100,000 bail.

As for the rest of the looted surfboards from Patagonia, most have been returned to the store, according to various posts on Instagram. One of the looters was even called out and identified publicly within minutes of all the videos of him hit Instagram.

@salty_beards has pretty much been the main detective on the stolen surfboards and updating the status on them. Below are a couple of their posts on it:



There's even a video of one of the surfers returning a board back to the Patagonia store on the @salty_beards Instagram page.

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The ATF and the Santa Monica Police put up a reward of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for the arson that occurred May 31 at the Sake House by Hikari, located at 401 Santa Monica Blvd.

Below is the press statement from the ATF:




Anyone with information was asked to call Detective D. Chabot at 310-458-2201 Ext. 6679, Sergeant C. Green at 310-458-8414 or the 24-hour watch commander at 310-458-8427. Don't know how competent these detectives are, hopefully they are not awful at their job as their beloved Chief Renuad is.



The peice of trash wearing the ugly MISBHV legging also looted the REI store as seen in the photo above.



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The ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the looters who hit Big 5 in Santa Monica last Sunday. The looters stole 29 guns from the store.

Below is the press statement from the ATF:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward today of up to $10,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary of a federal firearms licensee in Santa Monica.

Around 8 p.m., May 31, a group of unidentified suspects burglarized the store Big 5 Sporting Goods, at 3121 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California. The unidentified suspects used a crowbar and a sledgehammer to break the windows and utilized bolt cutters to cut the metal roll down gate. They opened the emergency exit door of the business to gain entry to the business. Once inside, the suspects stole 29 firearms from the business. The suspects who used the sledgehammer and bolt cutters were riding in a white BMW four-door sedan.

ATF Los Angeles is offering up to a $5,000 reward, along with up to a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary of Big 5 Sporting Goods.

This total reward of $10,000 is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the ATF and NSSF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), by visiting www.reportit.com or through the mobile “reportit” app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. All calls will be kept confidential.

When reporting information, include as many details as possible, and contact information if seeking a reward. Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.

This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and Santa Monica Police Department





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Ocean Park's beloved Tower 26 is being replaced today, after it set on fire around 11:00PM the night of the Santa Monica looting.

"The city is replacing it with tower 29 for now, probably swapping them once tower 26 is completing repaired," local surfer Sergio Lira said. "A Good Samaritan saved the tower before the fire engulfed the outside, just the inside was severely damaged."



No graffiti was sprayed on it, so whether or not this was related to the lootings is unclear, could have been triggered by a local meth zombie, but we saw no evidence of that was left at the tower.

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The internet is going after another one, a reporter who faked a photo for her website of herself helping Santa Monica recover from the tragedy.

***UPDATED: The news organization has fired this SAMOHI alumni due to all the backlash received.


You most likely saw the video of a woman who stopped a worker from boarding up a store so she can borrow his power drill and fake like she is helping Santa Monica rebuild for a photo. Here's the original video, in case you missed it:



As seen in the video, she hands the drill back to the worker, thanked him, then laughs about and makes that smug comment, before she gets into a Mercedes SUV with her boyfriend. And the fact that she made sure to pick a Latino worker to pose with didn't go unnoticed.

This happened on Monday morning during the huge clean up effort, where 100's of volunteers came to help clean up and repair Santa Monica. The video went viral and angered everyone. The search to find out who she is took off.

As one post on social media stated: "The problem here is that she's 1) using this terrible situation to promote herself instead of the man who's actually helping and 2) completely insensitive to racial / class tensions."

And soon enough, the internet found her and blasted her info everywhere. She is Fiona Moriarty McLaughlin, a conservative journalist, who has a column called Facts With Fiona and work for some political news site called the Washington Examiner.



Yeah, she is "just chasing the facts". We see the type of facts this BS'ing Washington Examiner is chasing.


We even shared the video of her on our Instagram Story and we almost immediately received DM's from people telling us her name, where she went to school, etc...even from people that know her personally. Saying things like she is a self-centered privileged rich girl.

And that school this poser went to is Santa Monica High School.

Now it's not clear if Fiona the poser was doing this for the news site or for her own struggling "influencer" account. Either way, mocking it the way she did, and laughing about it, it sure pissed off a lot of people. The news organization's social media accounts with comments calling for her to be fired.

And reports are now circulating that the Washington Examiner did indeed cut ties with Fiona. New York Magazine reporter Yashar Ali reported she was fired. Her bio page is now removed as well.

So Fiona now has some free time to actually help those businesses for real.


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Image via @santamonicaproblems


The internet is at work busting the garbage that came to loot Santa Monica businesses.

This idiot posted a video bragging about all the stuff he stole, it went viral, the internet tracked him down and posted all his info online.

And LAPD actually took note of it.

@santamonicaproblems was the first to share this scumbag's video:



The internet then went to work, and soon enough, all his info was posted:



@santamonicaproblems, along with a FOX 11 News reporter, of all people, then called out the Santa Monica Police to step up and do something about. Good to see not all big station news reporters are inconsideration clowns. Big bravo to you, Bill Melugin!

All his info was found, including his address. Even what part of his house all the merchandise he stole was in.

And since Bill Melugin has a blue check mark on twitter, it caught the attention of the LAPD:



And that forced SMPD to step up:



Unfortunately, SMPD doesn't know how to use twitter.



We will post an update if we hear of anything happens, probably will have to wait and see if SMPD figures out how to use their email account first.

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Photos by Six12 Media

A paddle out in honor of George Floyd was held on Friday evening at the historic Inkwell Beach which is the Bay Street Surf Break in Santa Monica.

Hosted by California Mermaid Photography, she wanted "to let others know we care and want this violence to stop. The Ink Well is one of the first beaches in California to allow African Americans beach access."

"Thank you, Surf community. This is us coming together for justice. Over 100 of you paddled out to form this beautiful circle to honor George Floyd; he’d be proud."










You can find higher resolution versions of these and a few more in this photo gallery:

George Floyd Paddle Out Photo Gallery


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Image via @santamonicaproblems


The Santa Monica Police Department was made aware of looting that was going to take place in Santa Monica.

They were sent info about the planned attack from several sources, and even admitted in replies (as the above image shows) to people that they knew about it. Some sources state they inform the police about Sunday's attack as early as Friday.

Yet, the police did not alert any businesses or residents. A few places were already boarded up due to the Coronavirus closures, and a few others were alerted by individuals who found out about the plan to attack the city.

And when the riots started, many are agreeing that they were not prepared. Looters had free reign over the downtown area for almost two hours.

Calculated organized planned hits of targeted stores. Store owners left to defend themselves. Citizens bravely protecting businesses and getting attacked for it.

As seen world-wide in videos via social media, stores such as REI, Vans, Vons, and Patagonia, were hit hard, as well as smaller stores like the jewelry store and a stamp shop.

Then looters were casually strolling the area with all there stolen merchandise right in front of police, who did absolutely nothing about it. Loading up get away cars, trying on clothing, etc...

Not only that, but now SMPD is now in PR damage control mode, making social media posts and statements about the good job they claim Police Chief Cynthia Renaud did. And making the false statements that there were "no loss of life and no serious injuries."



The audacity he and other city council members have to make false statements like that.



People were seriously injured. There was the guy with the hockey stick that got beat up by a crowd of looters in the street, the Amazon truck driver that they attack, and one person who is currently hospitalized after a looters stolen get away car slammed into her.

No wonder residents are calling for the police chief to be fire. City needs a police chief to protect the city, not to make Tik-Tok videos.

Click the link below to read the view the full petition:
Recall Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud Petition


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Hundreds of people from all over Los Angeles came together this morning for clean up of Downtown Santa Monica. It was organized by DownTownSantaMonica.com.

By noon, most of the city was cleaned up.





Photos: Tim Harter


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