Off-Duty Trooper Beaten Unconscious While Trying To Stop 8 Teens Attacking Woman

A group of teens beat an off-duty California Highway Patrol trooper to the point of unconsciousness on Friday night.

Emeryville, CA – A group of teens beat an off-duty California Highway Patrol (CHP) trooper unconscious after he tried to help a woman who was being assaulted by a member of the group (video below).

The incident occurred at the Bay Street Mall at approximately 8 p.m. on Nov. 29, the Emeryville Police Department (EPD) said in the video release.

According to investigators, the female victim said she had been robbed of her cell phone earlier in the day, so she returned to the mall to confront a group of teens she believed was associated with the suspect.

But when she demanded that her phone be returned to her, “the group became aggressive with the victim and began to assault her,” police said.

Security footage showed a male in a white sweatshirt and red hat as he shoved the petite woman multiple times.

An off-duty CHP trooper spotted the in-progress assault and intervened, then began secretly snapping photos of the suspects, KTVU reported.

One of the juveniles realized what he was doing, at which point the group turned their attention towards him.

The video showed the teen in the white sweatshirt as he threw his hat onto the sidewalk and attacked the trooper.

As additional teens jumped into the fray, the off-duty trooper pushed his attackers away and ran out of the camera’s view momentarily before the group cornered and surrounded him.

“I know that when I let him go, he's going to swing at me. And I let him go,” the trooper, identified only as Greg B., told KTVU. “I push him and sure enough, he turns around and swings at me. I back up and that's when one of his friends came up behind me and struck me in the back of the head."

They repeatedly kicked and punched him before they tackled him to the ground, the video showed.

The trooper was also choked to the point of unconsciousness during the violent assault, the EPD said.

When he regained consciousness, he managed to pepper-spray one of the teens who was still attacking him, police said.

"It was a melee. It was chaotic. It was a really scary situation," Greg B. told KTVU. "It should have never gotten to this point."

EPD arrested a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male on charges of battery causing serious injury and assault by means likely to create great bodily injury, according to The Mercury News.

Six juveniles are still at large, KABC reported.

The woman’s cell phone has not been recovered.

The inured officer ultimately drove himself to a local hospital for treatment, KABC reported.

He suffered bruises, a broken finger, and a concussion as a result of the attack, he told KTVU.

"I think this just came down to me not being able to look away and let this happen," the off-duty trooper and former San Quentin Prison correctional officer said. "I saw this young lady and she was going to be in a very bad situation."

Although he was armed at the time of the attack, he never drew his weapon, KTVU reported.

“There was a lot of restraint that had to be practiced at that point,” he admitted.

You can watch security footage of the off-duty trooper’s encounter with the teens in the video below:

Comments (149)
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BiffCanlett
BiffCanlett

The parents of the teens should suffer serious consequences if the teens are found guilty !

flybynight
flybynight

Feral animals have parents?

sturnman22
sturnman22

animals in a pack. lucky he did not suffer head injury. deadly force justified.

mike wauters
mike wauters

And if it was a mob of whites beating a black guy, they would call it a hate crime. I swear to God, we are watching a real life Planet of the Apes happen before our eyes.

Braxton
Braxton

Should have shot those animals. It may not be the law, but any person that wantonly and violently attacks another person, deserves to be killed. Phukem.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

All those people, and the man that steps in is a LEO , bet that young man feels tough after picking on a woman, see all the handshakes and back slapping? So sad

Fire0462
Fire0462

Which is why you never intervene, unless you are armed...then the story ends with a happy ending.

Ron Danger
Ron Danger

Why are they ALWAYS black??

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Now here's a perfect case for CCW. Had the guy pulled his weapon and told the gang to back off, they would have.

John Chapman
John Chapman

The Trooper was armed and didn't draw his weapon although seriously outnumbered? That's NOT restraint. That's stupidity.

xxcloroxx
xxcloroxx

Am I missing something here? Who were the three individuals in yellow vests? Who was the large man with the badge near the end of the video? Why did it seem like these personnel were just milling about, telling people to disperse, while an offduty leo was being beaten? I'm seriously confused, did you all watch the video?

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Curb stomp every last one of the thugs!

Factsarefacts
Factsarefacts

So sick of national media ignoring(good Germans) looking the other way on this disproportionate amount of black savagery. Everyone who stays silent is complicit in rise of bLK on wht savagery. Racist mindset to not hold them to same standards as whites.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

“They’re raising them for the penitentiary”

Uncouth ignorant entitled hood rats doing what they do.

Scot Holmes
Scot Holmes

The vast majority of the malls left in America need to be shut down and imploded and this is just one of the reasons why. Even if there were good security at the entrance there'd still be robbing people in the parking lot, auto theft.. etc.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I think he was wrong for NOT pulling his weapons. He was knocked out, what would have happened in they had taken his gun ???

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Hindsight, the LEO should have grabbed her and walked her out of harms way. You could clearly see the group of them together and they never fight fair. What good is security if they're not going to hold the thugs until the cops get there? They could have gotten half of them, or at least 1 or 2, while the others scattered like the cockroaches they are.

DNW
DNW

Attempted murder.

Les_gpt
Les_gpt

Why did this woman assault the teen when she knew he was not the one she THOUGHT stole her phone? Why did she not file a report with the authorities. Why did the off duty officer not contact the proper agency to assist the woman. Who goes about handling someone's child. She wouldn't want her child treated like that without authorities present. We only have her word that they knew about the phone. Where was the INVESTIGATION cops continually rail about?

007karley
007karley

I consider CHP my family. I am shocked and appalled for this officer, but I guess in reality, why would I be surprised at the behavior of these assholes??! THANK YOU Greg B for stepping forward. Thank you for DOING SOMETHING to help another person. Thank you for putting your life on the line, which obviously is in your BLUE (tan) BLOOD. I am so very sorry you took such a licking; my thoughts and best wishes are with you while you mend through this process.
If anyone here is with CHP, please pass along my sincere thanks and appreciation.

Curbcooler
Curbcooler

So many unified bigots in the comment section. This wasn’t a black on Whjte attack you idiot! The police said two HISPANIC teens were taken into custody and the cop was hispanic himself! So it was his song on hispanic attsck. The woman a,os was not attacksd. She grabbed a year old first after flashy accusing him of tksong her cellphone and admktted the erosion she was seeking wasn’t there! Police said they found no evidence any of the teens stole her cellphone and th elf duty officer had no proof of that himself beofre he approached him. He hsoukd have minded his own buisness and called polcie to investigate the claims . You ignrsnt racists should at least knkw what Your talkong abkut beofre running your mouths.

TheBraveBlue
TheBraveBlue

I’m not sure why there is so much rscjst filth in the comment section lying abkut this being blsck on whjte attack but the Cop was hispanic and the two teens taken into custody were Hispanic!

Voice88
Voice88

That officer should be punished. While I commend him for his bravery in trying to help and his restraint. But I can't help but think about the what if... what if one of these little monsters had taken his sidearm from him while he was unconscious? He was outnumbered, and choose to go "PC", when he was supposed to go "PO". That being said I am happy the officer, and the lady is ok.

tfort
tfort

He wasn’t using restraint. He was getting his butt kicked and now trying to spin himself into a hero.

BJR
BJR

Pavement apes strike again. This is all handled by the 2A here in my state.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Scary

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

This is exactly why these future “adults” need their assess whipped but good at home!

After what they did, guess what kind of adults you commieformians are going to be paying for for the next 20 to life in Chino?

I don’t care about CPS, don’t beat your kids, but show them discipline for god’s sake!

BulletMagnetEd
BulletMagnetEd

I noticed comments were turned off on YT. Big surprise there to exactly no one.

Jrosty
Jrosty

In most states a choke out can be deemed as deadly force at which point he could have drawn to defend himself if he was able. Glad he lived through it.

Njaz
Njaz

Gang mentality. <0

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Put a couple on the ground DRT And the rest of the roaches would have scattered..If you haven’t realized it by now...THERE IS WAR DECLARED ON LEOs NEVER leave the house unless your strapped and train to use it...

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Punks who fight in packs not one on one. Cowards is what they are

jarhead24
jarhead24

These turds are being taught at a young age to be disrespectful and have that thug mentality because of the media and scum parents. They are very lucky the officer didn’t use deadly force. He would have been justified!

Sworn to Serve
Sworn to Serve

Typical

Jammer057
Jammer057

You can take them out of it but you can’t take it out of them

OscarLundin
OscarLundin

I am not surprised who the aggressors are.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspects.😝☹👎

StephanieD
StephanieD

Call me racist if you'd like, you're welcome to your opinion, but someone please tell me why 90% of these types of videos are all full of blacks?!? Yet, they're supposedly unfairly chosen by LEO due solely to their color for traffic stops, searches, arrests, etc.... I am so sick of this BS. They lie, cheat, steal, rape, rob, shoplift, assault, deal drugs, murder...hell, I could go on forever..point is that they ARE the most targeted because they ARE the most guilty...FACT!!! Makes me sick to read all the negative crap about LEO's & the ridiculously hard time they are having in just performing their jobs safely without being ambushed & killed, poisoned by some criminal fast food worker, and/or having their hands tied by bureaucracy at nearly every turn. It truly is a wonder that anyone would willing choose to put themselves into the profession at all anymore considering the lack of support from their superiors, the lack of respect from much of the public, and their already dangerous job of apprehending criminals knowing they could die at any given moment...that being said, I am so, so grateful for those brave souls who actually choose to be a LEO regardless of the current crusade against them...I've no clue what we'd do without them and it truly scares me to think about it. Thank you to each and every LEO from myself & my family..we are very grateful for all you guys!!

spitfirexiiv
spitfirexiiv

The officer ran to the danger. Good work.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

And you all know the minute he pulled a gun on an innocent little child (gangbanging record be damned), he'd find himself on some end of charges that would risk liberty and employment in California.

This is what they have wrought

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

More Whackafornia, participation trophy, spoiled, Obama Era pieces of trash.

Laughriot
Laughriot

Hope they get exterminated in the boog.

StarXX
StarXX

Obama and the Dems support and empower these punks to act this way!!

Kevcali
Kevcali

I don't get why this is a different story than what was told here in California. Nothing was mentioned of unconsciousness. Lucky there isn't another gun on the street provided by an officer. See how the bad tarnish the badge of the gallant?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Too bad he didn't get to shoot them all.

Chip Besterd
Chip Besterd

If armed, he should've started shooting! Definitely a victim of disparate force!