Lest it appear that restaurant-hate crimes are only happening on the East Coast, what with all of their blowtorch-wielding rabbis, pizzaman-stabbing mobsters, and molotov cocktail-hurling Burger King critics, Southern Cali caught a little bit of the action as well this week. CBS reports that a brick was thrown through the front door-side window of Costa Mesa restaurant Skosk Monahan’s over this past weekend, while a substance, probably epoxy or glue if the assailant is a fan of The Anarchist’s Cookbook, was found in the door lock. The assault, however, wasn’t necessarily about the proper preparation of the restaurant’s steaks, but an attack on Gary Monahan, the mayor of Costa Mesa who happens to own the restaurant.
Monahan has ruffled more than a few feathers lately after he voted for a measure that laid off half of the city’s workers, despite counter arguments that it wouldn’t save the city any actual money. Following the layoffs, one city worker committed suicide in March by plunging himself off of Costa Mesa City Hall. A note attached to the brick named the mayor along with some barbed criticisms at him. Currently, police have no suspects.