Man Beaten with Guitar at N. Concord BART Station on Wednesday

January 23, 2014 10:36 am · 57 comments


A man was beaten with a guitar at the N. Concord BART station just after 6pm on Wednesday night, according to BART Police.

Police say the male victim reported the suspect, who was known to him, struck him several times with a guitar while they were in the upper parking lot.

The victim sustained cuts to the head, nose, mouth, and ribcage as a result of the assault, and was transported to John Muir Concord.

The victim stated the suspect drove off in a 1988 red Toyota Camry.

A sergeant arrived at the scene to interview the victim, who wished to pursue charges against the suspect.

At this time, the suspect has not been located.

FlyingV January 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Omg! What kind of guitar was it?

rw January 23, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Perhaps his guitar playing sucked!

Wassup January 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

How’s the guitar?

The Mamba January 23, 2014 at 10:58 AM

I said, “No Stairway!”

Han Solo January 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

john belushi lives

ML January 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

The assailant was obviously El Kabong.

Rico January 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I think it is about time we start considering a National Guitar Registry.

Mitch January 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Is there anyone here old enough to remember the guitar bashing scene from the movie ‘Animal House’?

Did the memory come back to you reading this story?

AnnaMoss January 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

He really must have pissed this dude off to make him ruin his guitar like that.

Claire January 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I’m glad he’s pressing charges. I hope he’s all right.

CCW January 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM

I’m sure he was just axing him a question.

VikingPrincess January 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

I think he took “playing a jig” too far

anon January 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM

” I gave my love a cherry, that had no stone”…….

Gargoyle Socks January 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Needs more cowbell.

Found a mugshot of the perp... January 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Curious January 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Pete Townsend was in Claycord?

Fender makes a special "Bashing Guitar" January 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

they cost about $36, and splinter well with minimal impact.

SoBad January 23, 2014 at 12:34 PM

It is so scary that this is happening at our Bart Stations. I see the Bart Police always driving on roads/freeways, never see them at the stations. I feel if they were there more, more of this activity would not happen. Just saying….Hope he will be OK.

Ted K., Supermax January 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I hope the guitar is OK…

Concord Guy January 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Busker bashing?

Nymous January 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

If you hit someone with an electric guitar. Will he be electrecuted?

@rico January 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I agree, this never would have happened. Also anything bigger than a ukulele should be outlawed. People simply do not need larger guitars. We need more laws against large capacity guitars and they need to be more heavily taxed. The government failed the victim on this one.

mika January 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

do BART police ever patrol the stations? too busy serving search warrants? Bozo’s.

He January 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Sounds like Trouble!

Woody Guthrie January 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Did the guitar have written on it “this machine kills fascists?”

Don P - N. Concord January 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Sounds like he got a Fender bender

Kirkwood January 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

It probably wasn’t damaged if it was an electric guitar, they are just a 2X12 with strings and some transistors.

It ain’t music if you have to plug it in the wall!

NutCreek Frontier January 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Was the suspect dressed in a toga?

anon January 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

It’s nothing to fret over.

Atticus Thraxx January 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Hah! “Fender Bender” Good one!

Chris E January 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM

From now on, all guitar can only have 2 strings on them. 6 stringed instruments are overwhelmingly used in violent confrontations.

Smasharoo January 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Where is Guitar Hero when you need him?

Elwood January 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Once again the doofus BART police have to send a sargent to investigate a routine assault.

What good, exactly, are the BART patrol cops when everything they do has to be approved by a sargent?

BART police should be disbanded and their policing responsibilities turned over to local authorities. The money BART spends now on policing would go to the local authorities.

huey9k January 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Well, it’s just a matter of time now before Congress starts pushing the National Guitar Registration Act.

Neal January 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

With the exception of Claire (#10), you need to grow up.

RANDOM TASK January 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM

lol yeah desaulnier is already forming a panel on how guitar incidents reflect on the city as a whole and how it can be taxed and rendered to assist in dem votes ………all at a small increase to the middle class taxes …yay

Chunti January 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM

What a waste of a fiddle!

Concernicus January 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM

@34: i think youre mistaking congress for a functional group of legislators. the only thing theyve passed in 20 years, is gas.

now for the question that must be asked: the hell did this guy say to get his ass beat by a GUITAR?

concord January 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM

this incident was a personal matter; the suspect was waiting for the victim to get off the train and go to his car. i bet domestic situation.

Sister Mary Elephant January 23, 2014 at 6:20 PM


VikingPrincess January 23, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Oooh man! Shoot. Ive been hanging out in the wrong thread. This is where all the creative fun posters are!

Yes Concernicus – only way you’d get me to ruin my baby by playing a jig on someone’s head (exotic wood, acoustic steel string) is…Never.

Would have to be Not my guitar.

it's a HOOT here !!! January 23, 2014 at 6:56 PM

At least, it was till RT showed up.

Jimi January 23, 2014 at 7:48 PM

“Scuze Me while I Hit this Guy!”

@ Neal January 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Every party needs a pooper and that’s why we invited you, niener niener

Alisha January 23, 2014 at 8:03 PM


You need to grow up too.

Larrabee January 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM

@ ML #6,
My thoughts exactly!

J. January 23, 2014 at 8:28 PM

It was a 12-string Rickenbaker. Did you Hear My Train A-Comin?

El Kabong January 23, 2014 at 8:48 PM

He started it!

led January 23, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Man, you guys hit the “no Stairway” and John Belushi references way ahead of me. I applaud you!

Duck January 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM


Russ January 23, 2014 at 9:51 PM

@ Don P : I vote to ban you for such a bad pun. Wish I woulda thought of it first……….my takes are “string him up” and “this ended on a bad note”,

SF CityGirl January 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

These comments were thoroughly entertaining. Thanks for the laughs! Hope the victim is feeling better…

Monkey Mon January 24, 2014 at 8:01 AM

He took the ” bart train to concord and I met him at the station”
… look for someone with a Hamer Slammer!

Don P - N. Concord January 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Thanks Russ 😉

Isaac January 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

He was just showing him his best hammer technique..

Anon January 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Sounds like we need a law to ban assault guitars.

O the Umanity January 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

He wuz merely tryin’ to pick a new friend, and then it scaled up …

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