Deputies search for men who sprayed I...

Deputies search for men who sprayed Indian restaurant customers

There are 32 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jul 14, 2009, titled Deputies search for men who sprayed Indian restaurant customers. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday were searching for two suspects who sprayed a cloud of flame retardant on a group of customers standing outside an Indian restaurant.

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Shelley

Anaheim, CA

#23 Jul 15, 2009
For PITIES SAKE.. race related? It's obviously a "high school" type prank. We did this all the time in high school, "geefing" ANYONE and ANYTHING.

Why does everyone have to assume race related...GET THAT CHIP OFF YOUR SHOULDER PEOPLE.
Shelley

Anaheim, CA

#24 Jul 15, 2009
Prof Geef wrote:
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Obviously, you're ignorant of the white culture. There is a practice that is time honored amongst white teens in Long Beach. It is a ritual known as "geefing."
When you go out geefing, you get a fire extinguisher, fill it with water, pressurize it, get in your vehicle, and hose anybody along the street.
These teens were either too stupid, or lazy, to fill the extinguisher with water, and went with the powder.
I've been hosed numerous times in belmont shore area. Once right through my car window. It's just what kids like to do.
HAHAHAHA I just posted basically the same thing.. I think we must have dated in high school ;)
Mal Occhio

United States

#25 Jul 15, 2009
I googled "geef" Says it's the Polish goddess of revenge, nothing about lamebrained punks spraying the innocent with a fire extinguisher
Jim P

Laurel, MD

#26 Jul 15, 2009
Either *really* virulent anti-smokers or someone who has had one too many extra hot flaming curries.:)

Spraying people with chenicals is never a good idea...that stuff isn't meant for human consumption (the fire extinguisher..you take your chances with curry.)

Doesn't sound like a hate crime as much as a "Hey I am stupid!" crime or a drunk crime.
Rob

AOL

#27 Jul 15, 2009
Crazy Horse wrote:
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An idiotic post. How in the world would you have any way of knowing what his folks wanted to name him? Dumbest thing I've heard today.
And read the Penal Code section on so-called 'hate crimes' before flapping your gums. Ethnicity is not the determining element of the crime. With regard to this incident, a hate crime can't be proven unless there are extenuating circumstances other than what is printed in the article.
Yeah, this MUST be a White thing because I GUARANTEE none of those kids would come to the hood and do that. It's probably why the practice is unheard of around here...
Rob

AOL

#28 Jul 15, 2009
Prof Geef wrote:
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Obviously, you're ignorant of the white culture. There is a practice that is time honored amongst white teens in Long Beach. It is a ritual known as "geefing."
When you go out geefing, you get a fire extinguisher, fill it with water, pressurize it, get in your vehicle, and hose anybody along the street.
These teens were either too stupid, or lazy, to fill the extinguisher with water, and went with the powder.
I've been hosed numerous times in belmont shore area. Once right through my car window. It's just what kids like to do.
Oops my apologies to the previous poster..I used the wrong quote...I meant to address this guy here...
Roach Motel

United States

#29 Jul 15, 2009
Indians got maced with a fire extingisher lol.
Kennebreath

Long Beach, CA

#30 Jul 15, 2009
Roach Motel wrote:
Indians got maced with a fire extingisher lol.
This is funny? What a jerk!
Crazy Horse

United States

#31 Jul 16, 2009
Apathy wrote:
I can bet my marbles that it was just some knucklehead kids that were bored and thought they could get a good laugh.
Exactly. Thank you.

Anyone who says this is a hate crime is ignorant of the realities of California law.
EyesWideOpen

San Bernardino, CA

#32 Jul 16, 2009
LOL @ Read this. That was a good one.
chuck cobley

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Jul 16, 2009
this could have been much worse.insted of a white powder it could have been a spray of bllets.it verry well could have been white guys because if it was blacks or asians or hespanics well you know not a white fire retardent.quite possible they may have thaught they were on fire and tried to put them out.they were smoking.
james

United States

#36 Aug 8, 2011
Haha I'm from long beach as well. And geefing has been around for atleast 30 years. As it was a popular thing to do. I've been on both sides of the extinguisher. For us it was not a race related issue. It was just let's say a cool and funny thing to do. I actually just got an extiguisher back a couple days ago. That I had and used from the eighties. That's actually why I'm here now. I was trying to explain geefing to my wife. And pulled it up on the net and wound up on this site...while I only experienced water in the extinguishers. I would have to say what those freaking numbnuts did was pretty stupid. It is what I would term as a hate crime......whether it was a racial crime or not. I don't know...but obviously it was intended to be mean regardless. These morons should be sentenced to a chaingang doing hardass labor for a spell..

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