As Twitchy reported last night, a waiter shielding the Flora Restaurant in Oakland, Calif., as a “mostly peaceful” mob of “Justice for Trayvon” protesters swept by was struck in the face with a hammer. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the waiter, Drew Cribley, suffered three cuts on the left side of his face, a black eye and a swollen cheek.

Cribley said his black-masked attacker passed him on the sidewalk, then started pounding on windows with a hammer when Cribley turned and told him to stop.

“I kind of instinctively pushed him away,” Cribley said. “That’s when he turned back at me and cracked me in the cheekbone.”

Cribley, a lifelong Oakland resident, said the interaction happened so quickly that he did not consider the assailant would swing the hammer at him.

“Looking back on it, it was a really stupid thing if you thought I was going to interfere,” he said. “But I just couldn’t picture another person looking a person in the eye and cracking him in the face with a hammer.”

Flora confirmed Cribley was OK, and he expects to be back at work on Thursday.


Heckuva job, mob: Oakland waiter hit with hammer by Trayvon Martin vigilantes

  • lesterwink23

    I hope he sends his medical bill to Al Sharpton

    • Mr. Right

      Plus Obama,Holder and every black celebrity who posted hateful tweets against Zimmerman.

      • Zanshi

        I hear Bette Midler and other white guilt celebs are equally as culpable.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    More peace, love and understanding from Eric Holder’s “people”

  • The Penguin

    I’m sure the DOJ will set up an email account for people to help indentify the guy that did this, as it is a racist hate crime… Still waiting…It’s coming…

  • CDUB

    I’m so sorry for your injury. With a high probability a non Tea Party Member caused it……..

    All I really have to say is Obamacare should save you.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Really? smh…

      • CDUB

        I lower myself to respond, so just check out your free health insurance. That is (a) accessible, any one can get it you just have to pay and (b) Will go up wildly in cost, or you have to pay a penalty if your not a Moocher getting it for free, like most liberals are.

        I gotta get back to work, lots of people on welfare depend on my tax payer money.

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          Well, the important thing here is that you made us Tea Partiers look so good through your sympathetic response to the victim of violence. Yay! Good for us! :-/

  • Jens Johnson

    This is the scum we are dealing with! It is about time we admit it! The sooner we accept that these liberal bottom feeders have no morals, the sooner we can correct this country.

  • Kristine

    So according to Eric Holder this guy should have run away. Being hit with a hammer is his own fault.

    • Republicanvet

      Shows how [email protected] foolish he is doesn’t it. Why doesn’t this [email protected] advocate jihadi’s having a duty to run away rather than his former law firm, Covington and Burling defending them?

  • grais

    A black-masked attacker…probably one of the violent Twits who was enraged that the juror on Anderson Cooper’s show wanted her identity hidden.

  • Johnny Right

    We need to boycott any hotel, restaurant or establishment that allows for the race hustlers to operate in our towns and cities. I am sick of these people getting paid to drop in and whip up racial tension and fly back to their perch.

  • Rick

    Hope he is not covered by obamacare, they will refuse to pay his bills because it happened during a liberal sponsored riot.

  • Will P.

    That’s why California needs “concealed carry” and “stand your ground” laws.

  • sacha

    The masked assailant is just a typical Obama supporter. A violent communist azzhole!

  • Republicanvet

    Flora needs to do right by this waiter. He stood post to protect his job and took a hit for it. Take care of the waiter since his job title is waiter, not thug damage prevention.

    • Charles Hammond Jr

      Definite case for worker’s comp in my opinion. He got injured on the job. He should be compensated for it.

      The thugs in question should also be sued for damages and charged with assault.

      Should also be assault with a deadly weapon: hammers and clubs kill more people than assault rifles each year.

  • gracepmc

    Honoring Trayvon./sarc/

  • disqus_3m4UdlqpRd

    where is the call for tool control ?

  • san rafael blue

    These protestors use any excuse to vent their intense hatred of all races other than black. It’s becoming common and accepted belief that the average american black is the most prejudiced ethnic group around. The ‘president’ has inspired this attitude, by the things he says, by the people he chooses to work for him. He has set blacks about 50 years backwards. Thx O!

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Mob rules, no friends when D0J stirs the kettle.

  • concerned

    Wow murder an unarmed teen and go free wheres the justice. We really have to protect our young.

    • Elena0412

      His pounding fists were his arms.

    • IceColdTroll

      Fffkk you, moron.

  • Elena0412

    He shouldn’t have told him to stop/pushed him away/ followed him/ looked at him, etc.

  • lillymckim

    So “mostly peaceful” by state run media means no one has died yet from their injuries?

  • Common Sense

    One word description: THUG

  • joxxer

    They do not want “justice” since they do not know the meaning of the word. They want REVENGE!! Who has ignited the race war? The media and ignorant people that want to gain attention.
    Unless you personally knew the deceased–do not make a peep.

  • rick

    When is the rally for the thousands AND THOUSANDS of black on black murder victims each year? Or is it not the PC color combo?

  • rick

    Sorry Zimmerman – if you were only a little darker, we would have never heard about this.