Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bay Area Father Reprimands Rowdy Teens, Gets Beaten Into a Coma

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:37 AM

click to enlarge David Lamont - SCREEN-GRAB VIA NBC NEWS
  • screen-grab via NBC News
  • David Lamont

We read some really disturbing news this morning on NBC about a group of teenagers who badly beat David Lamont, a 51-year-old Pleasanton father, knocking him into a coma after he exercised his parental authority.

According to the news station, the high school kids were outside Lamont's house on the 4900 block of Middleton Place after midnight on Saturday making too much noise. When Lamont went outside and asked the kids to pipe down, the group of teens attacked him and left him bleeding on the sidewalk.

When Lamont didn't return, his wife, Agnes, went outside and found her husband of 25 years unconscious.

Lt. Scott Rohovit told NBC News that some witnesses saw a dark SUV leaving the scene and police believe teens from the town's only two high schools might be linked to the attack.

"It's so horrible and so cruel," Agnes Lamont said. "The fact that they left him there to die -- I can't understand it."

Lamont's wife and the couple's two teenage daughters, 15 and 19, have stayed by their father's side at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, hoping he will survive. Pleasanton police said they have no suspects at this time.

The Pleasanton Police Department is asking anyone who has information about this crime to call them at (925) 931-5100.

Also, now might be a good time to have a chat with your teens about their behavior in general.


  • Pin It

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Bio:
Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
    Phish is in the midst of a block of sold out shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (October 27-29). The Monday night concert featured a rare first set opener of “Walfredo” with the band members switching instruments for the song. The evening’s highlights included John Fishman and his iconic vacuum cleaner solo and favorites such as Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light, Axilla, Rift, 2001 Space Odyssey, and Maze. The show also featured Phish’s debut of a, seemingly impromptu, version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” to with roaring approval of the, singing along, crowd. With Game 6 being tonight, partying Phish fans will join Giants fans in Civic Center Plaza where there will be a World Series viewing party on a large screen set up by the City. Photography by Jamie Soja.
  • The 4th Annual Masquerotica 2014 - NSFW
    The theme this year was Carnaval Mystique for the 4th Annual Masquerotica at The Factory. Attendees were entertained by strip dance, trapeze, and live music. Photographs by Calibree Photography.