Thomas Bruso aka The Epic Beard Man Interview!

Submitted by: dogsalad 7 years ago in Entertainment

Remember the old crazy guy that beat the crap out of that young black guy? Well, here"s the interview with the man.
There are 81 comments:
Male 91
osama,
are you a milf?
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Female 160
This old man is my hero!
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Female 4,039
Wow - I love this guy even more now.
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Female 159
lol "And I aint never got caught for that" Well no, not until you just confessed it on what was going to be a viral youtube video...

But yeah I`m thinking mental issues a lot of the things he said were a little warped from the truth hey?

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Male 2,592
This guy seems to have some mental issues
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Female 374
My heart goes out to that man and his family.
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Female 11
LMAO TECHNO VIKING WOW GLAD TO SEE I WASNT THE ONLY ONE THINKING THAT LMAOOO &yeah the old man is a little off his rocker but at least he can still take care of himself.
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Female 5,222
that poor guy, my heart goes out to him about his mother too :(
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Male 28
The black guy punched EBM and got what he deserved. Perceived racial insult? That`s no excuse to swing at a pensioner who walked away from an argument.
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Male 96
This guy is obviously a nut. but fair play to him, if he`s a veteran then i think he`s 100 times more sane that a lot people that came back from vietnam.
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Male 353
@mischeif954 EBM went after him for 7 seconds. He defended himself. He didn`t keep beating him while he was down. You can see that he had his fist balled to hit him more should the guy come after him again. He neutralized his assailant, he didn`t kill him. He made sure, within reason, that his assailant wouldn`t be more of a threat.

Afterward his raving indicates how much adrenaline was still going through him. Yet he didn`t jump back on the guy. I think under the circumstances EBM used the appropriate force needed in the situation. As for how busted up the guy looks; all it takes is one good blow to the nose for blood to gush like that. The guy wasn`t beat as much as it appears. 7 seconds after the guy attacked him.

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Female 8,118
Poor chap, obviously not right. He really isn`t a hero, nor is the other chap a victim. He is old, mentally unwell and defended himself against was he preceived as an attack ( which it was- not just his brain playing tricks) The other chap tried to stand up to what HE perceived to be a racialy motivated slur, he did not do it well, no doubt because he was angry and the older man looked fit and not likely to respond to reason. It is a great shame for both of them that they could not read the situation well enough to deal with it calmly.
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Male 797
Lol someones passionate about EBM

Your right I haven`t been in many fights I avoid them and try and tend to be more diplomatic about things, but I know enough about fights to see that after the first punch connected the man was fighting to maintain balance let alone fight back and he continued to hit him even after he was on his knee`s. I mean all bs aside about me thinking hes not a hero, he really kicked his ass!

Confused on how I don`t know fact from fiction so Ill go straight to the I can`t be objective. The amount of admiration and passion you seem to have for EBM seem to make you less objective than I am, for the record I think both guys are idiots for arguing/fighting on the bus and streets, and the girl was ignorant for eggin the whole thing on.

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Male 51
I would ask that those of you who are sympathetic to Mr. Bruso situation to write the news station that was going depict him as the aggressor and tell them how you feel. You can contact them at this website: http://cbs5.com/video/[email protected]

Mischeif-You are a certifiable douche bag! You fail to assign credit to Mr. Bruso, when he stopped his attack once his opponent was not aggressive! Are you trying to say that you wouldn`t have hit back if somebody takes a swing at you? You obviously haven`t been in a lot of fights...the discipline that Mr. Bruso showed, regardless of his true mental capabilities was exemplary! You disgust me with your inability to objectively look at a situation and associate fact from fiction. You really need learn when to shut your teeth, before making statements that illustrate to everyone what a dumb ass you really are! You should be not allowed to enter

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Male 51
You want to know why your profession is dying: 1) your skewed notion that the public is stupid and 2) that Internet services like YouTube continue to provide access to data that has not been contaminated. Journalists and News Organizations like yours disgust me in terms that are as expletive laden as the video of the AC Transit Bus fight!
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Male 51
I could go on but I think you get the picture. What we get instead is an interview that was clearly designed to elicit answers that portrays the white guy in a negative light! It left me, as the viewer, wondering whether the meat puppet that you sent to conduct the interview had even watched the video! My degree is not in Journalism but I would expect that a professional journalist, before conducting an interview, would do some simple preparations like watching the video on YouTube!
The reality of the situation is that anyone seeing the 3:21 minute clip on YouTube, comes to the same conclusions that I did: the white guy defended himself, tried to diffuse the situation by moving to the front of the bus, and clearly has psychiatric issues. Further, I would submit that the video depicts the black guy: as a bully, not as street savvy as he thinks he is, as someone who doesn?t know when to shut his mouth, that he may have been drunk, and obviously picked a fight with the wrong gu
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Male 51
Mr. Rosenheim,
You will be unhappy to know the interview that your worthless and conniving reporter conducted with the woman who filmed the AC Transit Bus Fight is on the Internet now. While I could not find a copy of the interview on your website(probably because you removed it), I have very little doubt that it wasn?t your reporter.
Further, you will be very concerned that most people viewing it will clearly see the duplicity of the media in misrepresenting the facts, when reporting events to the public. In the hack job your reporter performed, he did not ask the questions that I and any reasonable person on the Internet have been asking:
Why were you instigating the fight?
Why did you take the white guys bag?
Why do you believe the black guy would be able to press charges when he threw the first punch?

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Male 51
Thought you IAB`ers would like to see what happened when I wrote the News Director for the TV station in SF that interviewed Lyanna Jackson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSe3jABIy... Here is his response to my email which I will post in the next comment:

Dear Mr. Luck,

Thank you for writing. As you surmise, this story has been removed from our website. Although our reporter attempted to tell the story to the best of his ability, the underlying event -- a fight between two men of different races on a bus -- is inflammatory and not newsworthy.

Dan Rosenheim
Vice President and News Director
KPIX-TV
855 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

What a meat puppet!!!

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Female 245
The point issss

The black guy is too sensitive.
The white guy is borderline nuts/mentally ill.
The black guy never should have been violent.
The white guy is right for defending himself.
The black guy got what he deserved for being a bully, not because of his race.
The white guy isn`t a hero, he`s just another person trying to live on this earth.
BIG CONCLUSION: Two old people fought each other and will soon be in diapers eating pudding cups in a home/institution.

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Female 387
Also...he said that he was talking to a friend. Where?
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Female 387
Of course it`s the same guy. I don`t know how much of his story I believe (I haven`t found any information on Tyrone arrest and murder charges) but no matter, he`s still pretty fierce. Reminds me of my father in-law, lol.
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Male 797
LMAO @ Supersmash I didnt even think about that either this guyz way gone or his mother in law died too or something.
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Female 465
I love this guy!
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Male 985
I LOVE U BEARD MAN!!!
And now i love you even more!
You can tell he is a nice guy :)
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Male 3,755
He said the fight started over his shoes that he was going to wear to his mom`s funeral and then he said that his mom died two days after the incident.
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Male 132
i dont think thats the same guy....
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Male 132
i dont think thats the same guy...just saying
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Male 3,431
Tell me they aren`t related!

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Male 3,431
YOU FOOLS! We have found the FATHER OF TECHNO VIKING!
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Male 675
Yeah, definitely a victim of shellshock. But that you can`t really blame on him.
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Male 797
@ Skreshavik calling me Jesse Jackson because I don`t take the testimony of (everyone agrees the old man don`t have it all upstairs right?) of a crazy guy saying the black guy was a murderer and was on probation and all that.

1) How would he know all that information about him?

2) I didn`t deny I said there was no proof of him brandishing a knife or being a killer.

So why would I assume he has one or assume the old man is lying instead I ignore the statement all together and go off what has been proved or shown I think that makes me less like Jesse Jackson and more of a logical person.

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Female 373
Don`t hate the mentally ill. It is obvious while he talks that he ain`t all there, but he stood up when he was picked on. He was attacked, he responded. Simple. So don`t hate the mentally ill, just hope they stay on their meds and behave a lil.
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Male 741
How come no one knows this guy is batpoo insane?

All of the info is on thispage, cause I`m too lazy to post it all myself.

Not a hero. A loon.

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Male 712
Mosthead, Amen to that.
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Male 675
@ mischeif954
Who needs an article? We have a video showing the whole thing. The black guy threw the first punch, and our Viet-Vet here put him in his place.

You also need to realize there is a gigantic difference between being racist and racial. Just because he is black, and everyone refers to him as "the black man" doesn`t mean they`re racist. If some little white man started acting tough and tried to start something, I think we`d all be equally happy for the old black dude who handed his ass to him.

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Male 24
didn`t the black guy say in the fight video that he was 50?
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Female 10
To llsn: Let me guess... You are a black female who thinks that whitey had no right to defend himself against Amber Lamps. Poor persecuted black man.
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Male 695
And people look up to a**hole celebrities. this guy is a hero!
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Male 964
SomeShoes I`m right behind you!
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Male 95
Black or white, old or young, crazy or sane, bottom line is dude tried to be the bigger man and remove himself from the initial confrontation. Yea he was still runnin his mouth, but his actions demonstrated that he wasn`t interested in a physical fight. Other dude saw that as a sign of weakness and attacked. Just goes to show that sometimes you can take the high road and still be a motherf***er. Epic win for Epic Beard Man.
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Male 2,056
Its official: im staying outa this
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Female 1,283
"No I didn`t forget I ignored it because until an article is posted with more truth its heresay people say a lot of things about people they don`t like. Though I wouldn`t be surprised."

...Hm, derailed the train of thought and completely ignored the information given...How ya doin`, Jesse?

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Female 1,283
"LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

Killed People
Lived a Life of crime
Carries a weapon
Crazy man

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Beats the crap out of a black man.

= HERO!

Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true."


...is that you, Jesse Jackson?

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Male 797
No I didn`t forget I ignored it because until an article is posted with more truth its heresay people say a lot of things about people they don`t like. Though I wouldn`t be surprised.
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Male 25,416
EPic Beard man for the win!
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Male 1,178
"LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

Killed People
Lived a Life of crime
Carries a weapon
Crazy man

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Beats the crap out of a black man.

= HERO!

Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true. "

I see you forgot to mention that the black man he kicked the crap out of was a murderer, carrying a knife who was accusing an old man of being a racist on false grounds and just generally asking for trouble. But you make him out to be just an unsuspecting black man.

People think hes a hero, because he stood up to some moron pulling the racist card and just generally being a prick

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Male 797
Ok so Its not a race thing its an "age thing" problem is the guy isn`t of the "young generation" looking at his build and facial features hes 40+ and its two people well over the age to be bickering like kids in the playground.

Generally when one guy beats a guy to the point of bloodied up he`d at least get aggravated assault, because self defense is determined as the minimal amount of force necessary to get away not be oaraded around as a hero.

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Male 4,546
Actually, the reason people are calling him a hero is:
Defending himself
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Against non-nice individuals who think they can beat up old men.

Mischief: How about you look at it from any other perspective but skin colour? It doesn`t matter that the ATTACKER was a black man. Are you saying I should treat the guy differently because he`s black? No.

Nobody else is looking at this from a colour perspective, nobody is cheering because the attacker was black. No one is cheering because it`s a black guy that lost the fight.

Why are you bringing it up?

Not to mention the fact that he himself was denouncing all the actions you mentioned.

Hero? Yes. Because of anything on your list? No.

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Male 797
LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

Killed People
Lived a Life of crime
Carries a weapon
Crazy man

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Beats the crap out of a black man.

= HERO!

Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true.

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Male 160
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdcsxlqgus0

Theres my tribute to the EBM!

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Female 876
but what about the ambalamps??? nobody`s talking about them, did they got brought? what happened??
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Female 876
OH HE LEAKIN`!

Lmao. That was an epic fight video. Well, not so much a fight as some young dumbass getting his ass kicked.

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Male 848
That man is delusional.
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Male 670
we need more follow up with this poo. did that black guy really go back to jail for 10-life? i mean, that guy obviously started fabricating the facts...knocked out for 22 minutes? really? naw
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Male 52
its my dad

but seriously what a cool guy
keep it real sir

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Male 2,148
Also, the way he was talking about his mom`s funeral and was ok and everything then just broke out crying caught me by surprise.
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Male 2,148
He`s not dangerously insane, but I`m sure he will be some time soon. Saying stuff like he`s allowed to carry protection because he`s a senior citizen and that guy`s a murderer, you know he`s not well in the head.
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Male 1,523
Cool guy.

He probably feels like a god

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Female 427
This guy is seriously my hero!!!!!
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Female 1,682
lmao. This guy is insane, but he is fantastic. I <3 him. D`aw at him crying :( He is like the son of Chuck Norris or something >_>
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Male 1,073
Sorry, but I LOLed when I saw this...
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Male 3,431
The interviewer sounded pretty plastic and insincere with her apology for the loss of his mother. She expected something cathartic for his final statement but the old guy`s pretty clearly got PTSD and more than a few other issues rolling around in his head. He aught to just be left the drat alone.
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Male 174
Awesome! My right speaker doesn`t work.
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Male 2,690
Interesting.
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Male 357
Crazy or not, the black guy started all of it and threw the first punch.
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Male 85
HAHAHAHA THIS GUY IS CRAZY!
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Female 80
I hope you`re not serious slutlover...

And nice name... not.

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Male 4,680
He`s insane. He`s crazy. He`d probably kill someone at a drop of a hat.

I want to be this man when I`m older.

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Male 353
So, did anyone here any latest news about this scuffle? Were charges pressed on anyone?
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Male 5,314
that guy really is crazy
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Female 10
Mr. Bruso, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies at the loss of your mother sir. Thank you for helping to get that worthless scumbag off the street!
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Male 353
Bring Ambalamps!!
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Male 1,625
He`s borderline batsh*t crazy!
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Male 2,591
all these updates to the site and we *still* can`t fullscreen any videos
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Female 1,283
:D

Good for him! Glad this didn`t escalate any further, or Jesse Jackson caught whiff of this lol!

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Male 645
get him pinky!

whoop that old mans ass!

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Female 121
i love this guy xD
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Male 675
I -knew- he was ex-military. A little rough around the edges, but sometimes it takes an old nut job to take down a nut case.
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Male 383
that dude is awesome. he exagerated a bit it seems, but still, what he did was dam cool.
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Male 195
HAHA :P
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Male 2
Link: Thomas Bruso aka The Epic Beard Man Interview! [Rate Link] - Remember the old crazy guy that beat the crap out of that young black guy? Well, here`s the interview with the man.
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