A group of young men rode through a local Safeway on their skateboards and one struck the store manager on the way out last Friday, according to police.
Sgt. Jim Knox of the Pleasanton Police Department said the group appeared to have ridden skateboards down the aisles to the back of the store at Valley Avenue and Santa Rita Road at about 9 p.m. He added that they were attempting to videotape the incident. When a manager told them to leave, one young man allegedly swung a skateboard at him.
The manager tried to block the blow with his hands and suffered bruises on his wrists and cuts to the hands and face, Knox said.
He said the investigation is ongoing and they have leads to the suspects although the motives of assault were unclear as of press time. The youth who hit the manager could face charges of assault with a deadly weapon.