DVC professor subject of 4chan harassment


Shuttershot45 / YouTube

Screenshot of the protester in the pink shirt being struck with a bike lock during the Berkeley protests on April 15, 2017

Frank Guitron, Co-editor-in chief

Anonymous 4chan users have claimed to have identified the “Bike Lock Attacker” as an adjunct philosophy professor at Diablo Valley College.

The allegations that this professor was the attacker went viral around Wed. April 19, at 8:24 p.m.

During what twitter users call the “Battle for Berkeley” where a masked assailant dressed all in black with sunglasses and a bandana covering his face hit a protester named Sean Stiles on the top of the head with a bike lock.

The professor in question is not currently working for DVC, but was scheduled to return to work for the summer semester. When attempting to get in contact with the professor we were not able to get a comment as all of his social media accounts seem to have been deleted.

4chan users have released personal information on the professor such as his home address and job locations, however, it is unclear at this time whether or not 4chan is accurate in their identification.

According to a DVC spokesperson these claims are, “based on an unsubstantiated allegation from unknown sources.”


According to an email sent out from DVC interim​ president Ted Wieden, “The adjunct faculty member that has been alleged to have committed this crime is NOT currently teaching at DVC.”

Wieden also stated that all concerns and questions about the assault that occured should be directed to the Berkeley Police Department, as it falls under their jurisdiction.

Editor’s note: This article was edited on Friday April 21 to include updated information. 

A name was edited from this article on Monday April 24 due to an online threat.