Dad attacked by homeless men with machete while eating lunch with his family in Malibu


MALIBU, CA – A father who was eating lunch with his family in Malibu was attacked by two homeless men, one wielding a machete.

On August 29, 2021, Lost Hills Station deputies responded to Dan Blocker Beach in the City of Malibu regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon call. When deputies arrived they discovered a victim suffering from lacerations to his upper torso. The victim was with four of his family members, when they were approached by two suspects (both transients).

The suspects told the victims they were not allowed in the area and a verbal altercation ensued. One suspect then produced a machete and slashed the victim multiple times in the upper torso and hand. All victims were chased by the suspects.

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Both suspects were located, positively identified and arrested for Attempted Murder/Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The weapon was recovered at the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

If you have any information related to this incident, you are asked to contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at (818) 878-1808 and speak with our Detective Bureau.