Monthly Archives: September 2013


I work downtown as a nightlife and marketing photographer. Occasionally I will see shit like this.


I have covered the Xoloitzcuintle de Caliente, Tijuana’s Soccer team for the Star News in Chula Vista several times. I go to the games and take pictures and report who won and how via photos. Everyone knows of the team but usually people don’t know exactly what a “xolo” is. It is a hairless dog dating back to the Aztecs. Here is one at Caliente Stadium in Tijuana. Aw he is even wearing a jersey.

Don Flores the Beast poses for a photo on Fifth Avenue and F Street in Downtown San Diego.

Don Flores the Beast poses for a photo on Fifth Avenue and F Street in Downtown San Diego.

He has taken the name from the bible for the devil, the false prophet, in other words bad news.

The Beast has become somewhat of a fixture on the corner of F Street and Fifth Ave in Downtown San Diego.

“I stood out here looking at ass and the women were really attracted to me all the guys got mad and started calling me names, so I had to put on a mask. They got jealous.”

Hence the reason why he wears his Lucha Libre mask.

I asked him why a Shakeweight he responded, “It’s hilarious.” He is in it to get famous.

“I stand here for hours might as well work out,” said Flores.”I’ve been out here for years the people take pictures of me. Word gets around people put me on the internet, they give me tips, I pick up chicks too.”

“Hookers,” he mumbled.

He was asked to pose for a pic and said, “Can I get a buck for a cheeseburger.” in a gruff voice. They gave it to him after a mobile picture was snapped.

“I get in fights out here all the time, one time I got into a fight with five lady Marines, they jumped me. I kicked their ass. They wanted to go to jail so they didn’t go to Iraq or something. I beat there ass,” said Flores. “I been in alot of fights out here, there are alot of crazy people out here. I got muscles I look like a ‘wrastler.’ I was a  professional boxer and martial artist. I knocked their ass out.”

He says the the mentally ill relate to him because he is different, as a man praises The Beast in the streets. He told him to take his medication and sent him along.

I asked him if their was anything else he would like to tell me.

“I’m a mad scientist, mad doctor I study medicine on my own, science, physics,”claiming to conduct experiments on humans.

He said he couldn’t go into further detail because he is under investigation by several government entities, and said he has been arrested four times for murder and assult with a deadly weapon.