VIDEO: Couple recount the night they saved Auld Dubliner from looting

The fact that Downtown staple The Auld Dubliner reopened its doors Monday (June 8) afternoon, was a welcome sight for regulars who’ve come to think of it as a sort of home away from home. The fact that it reopened just a week after those doors were breached by looters, made it somewhat miraculous.

While owner David Copley could point to the many people who immediately reached out to offer their help to fix up and clean up the place, the main reason the Dubliner could open up so quickly was how little damage it had sustained. The reason for that was Yasmin and Chase Turner who took it upon themselves to not only chase looters away but protect the pub by planting themselves at its entrance.

On the day the pub opened its doors to the public for the first time since St. Patrick’s Day, Yasmin and Chase were there to welcome the Dubliner and its staff back and, after being nudged a bit, tell their story.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.
- ADVERTISEMENT -

More