By Frank Moher
Having owned the Brock Anton story sufficiently on Thursday to crash our server for awhile — we’ve now moved to a nice big new one — it seems necessary to provide a follow-up, although much of the web has moved on to other riot tales, like the kissing couple. And even though, frankly, writing about this stuff leaves me feeling like I’ve showered in water from a septic field.
Despite various rumours on the Internetz, there’s no evidence that Anton has been arrested or, like some of the perps, turned himself in. The Vancouver Police asked the RCMP in Duncan, BC, where the B-Rock lives (or at least did once), to look into the matter, but for some reason the Mounties aren’t interested in getting their man.
Meantime, poor Brock’s father (or should that be Brock’s poor father) has washed his hands of him. “I don’t know if he was or wasn’t [at the riot],” Jim Anton told the local paper. “He’s 23 years old. He’s no responsibility of mine. It’s got nothing to do with me.” Which may provide some clue as to why Brock is as he is.
But if Anton père doesn’t know if his son was at the riot, the rest of the world does. A number more images have emerged since we constructed the side-by-side comparison contained in our first story. That’s Brock up there with an unidentified companion. Here he is giving somebody the sideways finger:
For awhile there was video on youtube showing him delivering a kick to an overturned car, but it has since been made private. (I guess not everyone is into helping to identify the offenders.) We can reconstruct the big moment, though, using images from Vancouver Riot Pics: Post Your Photos. Here’s Brock givin’ er:
Note, by the way, the blood on his fingers, which suggests that some part of his original facebook story (“6 broken fingers, blood everywhere, punched a fucken pig in head with riot gear on knocked him to the ground”) might actually be true.
But here’s the thing: other than these pics, there’s not much out there to hang on Brock. Could be wrong, maybe the police have more on him, but so far it appears the worst he can be charged with is kicking a car that was already a write-off, as well as various fashion offenses. So I tend to agree with the posters on the unfortunately-named “Brock Anton Sucks Dick” facebook page who have advised our boy that it’s time to man-up and turn himself in. It’s either that or move to the Antarctic, where he’d still have to change his name and wear a mask to disguise his identity from outraged penguins.
And then, if he does do the right thing, it might be time for the rest of us to take a break from posting illiterate facebook messages about what a d-bag he is and what should happen to him in jail — which is, as has been pointed out, just another form of mob mentality — and heed the advice of this guy:
Honestly I hope the best for Brock, sure he was a fucking idiot. I hope he gets charged and learns and changes in a positive way from it. I have been involved in the justice system. At first I understood why people looked so negatively at me and what I did. But after awhile I changed people still look at me even though I am different now people still look at me as a “physco”. We all fuck up we should encourage him to do better so he does not make the same mistake, and really this guy and people who started it are not terrible people they just did something terrible, I hope they learn from this experience and grow the fuck up.
See, Brock? There’s still hope. Do it.