A poor security guard, just doing his job, fought for his life earlier this week, when two homeless men attacked him inside a McDonald’s in Santa Monica, Calif.

Witnesses recorded the chaos, as the two men overwhelm the security guard, pummeling him and wrestling away his baton. A pair of other men tried to intervene, but the homeless kept their focus on the security guard who took the brunt of the punishment.

Apparently, the guard asked the two men to either buy some food or leave… and they didn’t like that.

Local news reports say the McDonald’s is open 24 hours and has become a hangout for homeless individuals at night.