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Police: 3 more arrested for part in riot

Police arrested three more people this week suspected of participating in the July 28 rioting that broke out after the U.S. Open of Surfing, the Huntington Beach Police Department announced on its Facebook page Saturday.

One of the men arrested, Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 18, of Anaheim, “liked” a picture of the rioting when HBPD posted it on Facebook, according to police.


Rodriguez allegedly wrote "[expletive] the pigs” on sides of police cars at the scene of the disturbance in downtown Huntington Beach.

“Mr. Rodriguez, apparently proud of his actions, ‘liked’ the Huntington Beach Police Department’s picture #15 and shared it with his friends, which was noticed by numerous fans of our Facebook page and a series of tips leading to his identification,” Huntington Beach police said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page.


Anaheim police arrested him Aug. 16 after Huntington police obtained a warrant, according to the statement.

The two other arrests came earlier in the week for crimes also related to the July 28 rioting.

Anthony Abadier, 20, of Huntington Beach, allegedly smashed newspaper stands with a skateboard during the rioting.

Huntington Beach police arrested him on suspicion of felony vandalism, participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to the department.


A 17-year-old from West Covina was released to his parents on charges of felony vandalism, inciting a riot and refusing to disperse after he turned himself in to Huntington Beach police on Aug. 13, according to the department.

“Our investigation shows him damaging the portable toilets and attempting to tip over a public works truck,” HBPD’s statement said.