3 males brutalize homeless man in Santa Maria

September 13, 2015

hand cuffs 1One teen and two men from Santa Maria were arrested Saturday after they allegedly beat and robbed a homeless man.

Shortly after 7 p.m., Santa Maria police responded to reports of a an assault at the1700 block of North Broadway and discovered the victim, 40 year-old Rafael Cabrera, suffering from moderate injuries. Emergency personal transported the victim to a local hospital.

Officers then located the three suspected assailants at the intersection of North Broadway and Grant Street. Officers arrested Paul McCormick, 21, Joseph Hampton, 20, and a 16-year-old male on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy.


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12 Comments

  1. SLO_Johnny says:

    If the guy had anything worth stealing, he wouldn’t be homeless. The perps are doubly dangerous; violent and stupid. I bet that meth enters into this story at some point.

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  2. Stunned says:

    Let’s not miss the point in hopes of going to the racist card once again. Three thugs robbed a man with physical violence then casually wandered down the street. No need to run as it appears they hung out on the corner almost tauntingly.

    So pathetic.

    (0) 4 Total Votes - 2 up - 2 down
  3. achillesheal says:

    Curious to know how much money the homeless guy had. We’re the police able to recover his iPhone?

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  4. indigo1955 says:

    People are so miserable and unhappy these days—everywhere. Crime and suffering are rampant and even a small-town online newspaper that posts about it sees comments that immediately create yet another disagreement. People right away drag in race, political candidates, demographics…anything they can. Like kids who just can’t get along….we need to police to be the “adult” in many situations (and many times–even that goes poorly).That is the nature of humans with out of control, immature emotions and undisciplined minds. Keep praying for a giant asteroid. Eventually, we will get one….hopefully.

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    • indigo1955 says:

      There it is….now unlike the hell out of it…because you hate everything anyway….

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  5. PRCCM says:

    Wow! mkanney, I’m not sure what is worse; the heartless, thugs that perpetrated this horrendous act of cruelty or your blatant exploitation of it to further your personal agenda.
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    mkaney says:
    09/13/2015 at 11:57 am

    Three white kids beating a homeless Mexican. This is just the beginning if you racists don’t go back in the closet and keep your damn mouths shut. You’ve all felt emboldened lately, with Trump making it popular. Not one of the anti-illegal immigrant arguments, other than the simple fact that it is a violation of the law, holds water. All you do is cherry pick your information. Grow up or at least please shut up because that last thing we need is for your stupid comments to embolden a bunch of white trash to go out and do this sort of thing on a regular basis.
    This is not Louisiana, let’s keep it that way.

    (7) 37 Total Votes - 22 up - 15 down
  6. SLOBIRD says:

    Unfortunately, nothing new here. This is common behavior in Santa Maria. The real story is what they end doing with these guys. Why any normal intellectual person woud live or visit Santa Maria is beyond me. Use to be a nice place now, Danger City! No one is safe…Another sanctuary city lifestyle!

    (15) 41 Total Votes - 28 up - 13 down
    • trebor86 says:

      I don’t even like to visit Santa Maria.

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  7. mkaney says:

    Three white kids beating a homeless Mexican. This is just the beginning if you racists don’t go back in the closet and keep your damn mouths shut. You’ve all felt emboldened lately, with Trump making it popular. Not one of the anti-illegal immigrant arguments, other than the simple fact that it is a violation of the law, holds water. All you do is cherry pick your information. Grow up or at least please shut up because that last thing we need is for your stupid comments to embolden a bunch of white trash to go out and do this sort of thing on a regular basis.

    This is not Louisiana, let’s keep it that way.

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    • TruthFairy says:

      First off, I am hoping that Victim Witness Programs protects this man and keeps him around to testify. Second, young people often target the homeless, regardless of race, and third, racism goes both ways. Let’s all drop the hating.

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    • Citizen says:

      If you look at the pictures of the 2 adults booked for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy, they both appear to be partly Hispanic themselves. Sometimes, you can’t go completely by the name.

      Also, you call the homeless man “Mexican”. Again, he could very well be a US citizen with an Hispanic name. Nothing has been said about his being a Mexican National, or legal /illegal immigrant.

      As for Louisiana, if you’re saying that everyone there is racist, then I can say that people in Mexico are more racist, especially to Blacks and indigenous people. And I’ve spent time in both places.

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    • willieslo says:

      Agreed

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