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California man arrested after randomly punching elderly victims, stopping to pose for photo

A California man, who randomly punched two elderly victims in separate incidents and posed for a casual photo after one of the attacks, was arrested on Saturday, authorities said.

Nicholas Hosteter, 25, was identified in connection to the two attacks on elderly men in Campbell this month, the Campbell Police Department said.

In the first incident on May 4, Hosteter allegedly punched a victim on San Tomas Aquino Road before running away, police said.

The suspect, however, stopped to pose casually on a sidewalk as the victim snapped a photo in the hopes of identifying his alleged attacker. Police released the photo on social media and asked the public for help in identifying the suspect.

Nicholas Hosteter, 25, stopped and posed for a photo after allegedly punching an elderly man in a random attack earlier this month. The second random attack happened Friday morning as a 75-year-old man was taking a walk in Campbell, police said.

Hosteter allegedly punched the victim in the face near Inwood Drive and Elam Avenue.

When the 75-year-old man and his family returned to the area a short time later to look for surveillance cameras, they encountered Hosteter again, police said. Hosteter tried to fight the family before leaving the area, according to police.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 6:37 AM

So is this becoming a thing now?

Randomly punching strangers in the face?

This world is becoming so fucked up.

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by Anonymousreply 1May 26, 2024 5:36 PM

Wait, he’s not black. Why was this posted here on DL?

by Anonymousreply 2May 26, 2024 5:39 PM

Happy slapping is making a comeback.

r1 He's cute but could lose some weight. Should be real popular in prison once he slims down. Bottom energy.

by Anonymousreply 3May 26, 2024 5:39 PM

He kicked a cop too, while getting into the police car.


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by Anonymousreply 4May 26, 2024 5:41 PM

Link to article, OP?

by Anonymousreply 5May 26, 2024 5:58 PM

Not OP, but I assume he didn't want to link to Fox News.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 26, 2024 6:00 PM

Mental breakdown, surely?

by Anonymousreply 7May 26, 2024 6:02 PM

Except for the sweater, he looks persian.

by Anonymousreply 8May 26, 2024 6:09 PM

No comments about how fat he is?

by Anonymousreply 9May 26, 2024 6:15 PM

The sweater of a pure psychopath

by Anonymousreply 10May 26, 2024 6:17 PM

He doesn’t look Persian in the least.

by Anonymousreply 11May 26, 2024 6:22 PM

Good looking guy

by Anonymousreply 12May 26, 2024 6:23 PM

[quote]He doesn’t look Persian in the least.

Could be one of those false advertising peeps from South America with a Germanic last name.

by Anonymousreply 13May 26, 2024 6:58 PM

R3- I would fuck him up his chubby ass.

by Anonymousreply 14May 26, 2024 7:12 PM

R9- He’s not fat just a bit Chubby

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2024 7:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2024 7:15 PM

So bizarre. Why would someone do this?

by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2024 7:17 PM

[quote] Could be one of those false advertising peeps from South America with a Germanic last name.

Is it safe?

by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2024 9:33 PM

[Quote] So bizarre. Why would someone do this?

I believe that people are cruel because they’ve been the victims of cruelty. I very strongly believe this — when you’ve been made to feel weak and powerless, the feeling of power that comes with being cruel to someone else is like a drug.

Racists always use the percentages of black crime as a stick to beat black people with. Part of the reason is poverty of course, but it’s more than just poverty. It’s the legacy of centuries of really sickening cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2024 10:22 PM

We have such wonderful intergenerational relationships these days! It's never been better!

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2024 10:47 PM

“You’re cute!” 🤜

by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2024 1:02 AM

He looks like Ben Shapiro on fatty food and steroids.

by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2024 1:24 AM

At least it wasn't napalm, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 5:20 AM

We have reached a nadir in relationships between generations. Right now.

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 6:37 AM
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