Curb stomp

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Curb stomp also called bite the curb is a form of assault in which a victim's mouth is forcefully placed on a curb and then struck from behind causing severe injuries and sometimes death.[1] It has been used in hate crimes, but also other types of violent crimes.[2]

Notable incidents[edit]

  • In 2003, Tacoma, Washington resident Randall Townsend was killed by two white power skinheads in a curb-stomping incident that has been described as a hate crime.[3]
  • On August 26, 2011, Dane Hall was curb stomped in a homophobic attack outside a gay bar in Salt Lake City, Utah. He lost six teeth and suffered a broken jaw in multiple places as a result of the attack.[4]
  • In 2013, curb stomping attacks were recorded during the Boston Red Sox victory parade.[2]

Cultural references[edit]

  • In the film American History X, a fatal curb stomp is performed by a white power skinhead after a black burglar tries to steal his truck.[5][6]
  • The third-person shooter video game Gears of War features a graphic depiction of a curb stomp.[7]
  • In the TV series The Sopranos, Tony Soprano uses a curb stomp to punish Coco for making sexual references to his daughter in season 6, episode 19.
  • The novel Omega Minor, by the Flemish author Paul Verhaeghen, describes neo-Nazis curb stomping Turkish gang members during a riot.
  • In the animated TV show Family Guy, Meg curb stomps Peter in the episode "Dial Meg for Murder" as a parody of the aforementioned American History X.
  • In the video game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ezio can curb stomp enemies in certain situations.
  • In the video game Resident Evil 5, Chris Redfield can curb stomp certain majini when they are in a prone position and when certain other conditions are met.
  • In the 2011 film Blitz, a serial killer played by Aidan Gillen curb stomps a victim on the sidewalk.
  • In the TV series Gang Related, Javier Acosta uses a curb stomp to kill the Metas gang leader.


  1. ^ "More arrests in curb stomping death". CBC News. 2000-06-03. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b Jake O'Donnell (2013-11-05). "Red Sox Fans Curb Stomp Each Other At Victory Parade Meant To Unify City". Sports Grid. 
  3. ^ "Tacoma murder revisited". 
  4. ^ Pat Reavy (2011-09-01). "Gay man severely beaten outside club says he was victim of hate crime". Deseret News. 
  5. ^ Matt Barone, Javy Rodriguez, Ross Scarano, Tara Aquino (2013-05-05). "50 Most Hard-To-Watch scenes in movie history". Complex Pop Culture. 
  6. ^ John Sellers (2009-07-27). "Curb-Stomp — An Oral History of the Grisly ‘American History X’ Scene". True Slant. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Curb Stomp". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2014-05-04.