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.

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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.