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Police investigate report of attack at Kauai park

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:21 a.m. HST, Jun 25, 2013



LIHUE » The Kauai Police Department is looking for witnesses to substantiate a report of an attack on campers at Polihale State Park on the west side of the island.

Megan Wong of Kilauea told The Garden Island that her 20-year-old brother was part of a group of about 15 people who were attacked Sunday in the park after midnight.

The young men and women had set up tents and were playing music when about 30 adult men showed up at the park at the end of a 5-mile dirt road, she said.

The men told the people in the smaller group they would have to leave. They also said they were going to take what they wanted and stole camping equipment and bashed cars with baseball bats, Wong said.

"There were threats that they had guns waiting in the parking lot," she said. "They took pop-up tents, sound systems, generators, coolers and anything else from their trucks or pockets that they demanded."

Wong said the men left shouting, "Westside united!"

Kauai police reached the scene and found no victims, witnesses or evidence of a fight.

Most of the group left after the attack, Wong said.

A young woman recorded a clip of the fight early in the attack, she said. As it escalated, people ran away screaming and the clip ended.

Wong said her brother and others suffered injuries.

"I am trying to encourage them to say that something happened," she said.







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hcsr wrote:
Man that's armed robbery. Round em up and lock em up.
on June 25,2013 | 11:07AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
So we read about this from the Associated Press? Where is the local coverage? I can see this hitting CNN tonight. Great for tourism guys, expect an even worse economy now...
on June 25,2013 | 11:07AM
allie wrote:
yup
on June 25,2013 | 11:51AM
eoe wrote:
There seems to be a problem with authority on the neighbor islands. They believe that they are special, that the rules do not apply to them.
on June 25,2013 | 11:35AM
allie wrote:
yikes..Kauai seems plagued with probs.
on June 25,2013 | 11:51AM
olos73 wrote:
I'm sure somebody recognized at least a couple of the guys in the large group.
on June 25,2013 | 12:13PM
Fred01 wrote:
"Westside united." These diseased local animals need to be put down.
on June 25,2013 | 12:16PM
allie wrote:
dangerous west side!
on June 25,2013 | 01:06PM
smithtkd wrote:
Crimes like this in Hawaii are not getting better, they are getting worse. Punks and criminals are getting more bold, they are taking bolder chances in order to rob and hurt law-abiding citizens. Meanwhile the Hawaii powers that be will NOT grant a single citizen the right to concealed carry. Which would stop crime in Hawaii immediately.
on June 25,2013 | 12:57PM
eoe wrote:
Just like it has in places like Arizona and Texas? Where the crime rate per capita is like six times higher? If you want to carry a gun, and Hawaii is so oppressive, then move to Texas.
on June 25,2013 | 01:21PM
Fred01 wrote:
You are dumb.
on June 25,2013 | 02:41PM
copperwire9 wrote:
No. EOE's using his/her brain and some common sense.
on June 25,2013 | 02:56PM
kainalu wrote:
Generators and sound-systems? Sounds like squatters polluting the serenity of Polihale.
on June 25,2013 | 01:45PM
suzyq47 wrote:
They need to investigate and round up all 30 men....they think this is a joke? IDIOTS!
on June 25,2013 | 02:20PM
Incadove wrote:
Put the video on the news to see if anyone is identified.
on June 25,2013 | 02:40PM
primo1 wrote:
35 people involved and not a single witness? Where's the video clip? Something doesn't sound right here...
on June 25,2013 | 03:31PM
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