Saturday, August 30, the Xtreme Justice League showed up at a North Park informational forum pertaining to the six recent nighttime attacks on women.
Along with at least three costumed colleagues, "Mr. Xtreme" attended the meeting and invited the group to participate in self-defense classes the group is putting on next week.
"We have been out there patrolling the streets almost every night," Mr. Xtreme said. He urged others in the community to get involved with patrols. "All the outrage in the world is not going to matter if you're sitting on your couch," he told the 120 people who assembled at the North Park Lions Club. "You don't have to be as eccentric as we are to do some good."
Not everyone was charmed by the masked justice-seekers, including a woman who challenged the group to work without their superhero-esque costumes and masks.
"How do I know who you are — how do I know you're not the bad guy?" she demanded.
That was the central question at the meeting: who is the bad guy or bad guys who've been blitz-punching women from behind in North Park (and one in Normal Heights)? In more than one of the attacks, the suspect reportedly tried to pull the pants off the victim.
Cops now have a video of a person of interest from the most recent attack on August 28 and they've posted it everywhere. Capt. David Nisleit told the people at the meeting that they should "walk with situational awareness and do not walk alone."
The attacks don't seem like robberies or gang initiations, police said.
"The greatest force multiplier is you, the community," SDPD chief Shelley Zimmerman said.