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Caught on Video: Man Attacked With Folding Chair on Los Angeles Boardwalk

Two men, one armed with a folded lawn chair, attacked a homeless man near the boardwalk



    Brutal Venice Beach Beating Caught on Video

    WARNING: This video contains graphic content. A man suffered non-life threatening injuries Saturday after being beaten by another man along Ocean Front Walk at Horizon Avenue in Venice. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.17, 2013. (Published Monday, Dec. 23, 2013)

    Police are searching for two men, one of whom was armed with a folding chair, in an attack caught on video at the Venice Beach boardwalk.

    James Karhu shot the video Friday from his apartment, located above the street, as neighbors called 911. The video shows two men punching and kicking the victim on a sidewalk.

    "My heart was beating out of my chest," said Karhu.

    After one of the attackers ran away, the second man continued to strike the man with a folding chair. The beating continued for about two minutes as the attacker yelled at the man, who tried to cover his head to protect himself as he rolled on the ground.

    "All I heard was the main guy in white saying, 'Get out of here, get out of Venice Beach. You don't belong in Venice Beach,'" said Karhu. "I was hoping with my filming we'd be able to catch this guy."

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    The victim's injuries are non-life threatening, according to Los Angeles police. Both men left the location before police arrived.

    Call the Pacific Community Police Station at 310-482-6334 to provide information about the attack.