Bermuda Beach, at the foot of Bermuda Avenue in Ocean Beach, attracts a variety of mellow souls who enjoy the area's natural beauty and relative privacy. But on Friday, June 22, in the late afternoon, two seemingly inebriated men came down the stairs and confronted a gaggle of pasty tourists who were drinking beer from glass bottles.
One man stumbled around the sand and called the tourists "non-locals" who needed to leave. He said that the tourists "were disrespecting [him] by endangering the beach by having glass there."
Beachgoer Pete Grim found the situation "full of ironies,” considering that unleashed dogs roamed around, beer (from cans) was being consumed, and some people smoked cigarettes, some marijuana — all no-no's on public tidelands.
The other seemingly soused accuser approached the visitor, began waving his hands wildly, and saying his name was "Magic Mike.” He claimed the turf at the beach for locals only.
People watched the situation closely, hoping that it would not escalate into a physical confrontation. Eventually, the tourists put the beer bottles in their cooler, and the two men who had been hassling them stumbled back up the stairs, satisfied their policing had achieved the desired results.