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Santa Monica Police Arrest Homeless Man After Beach Fight: APB: Knuckles

On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4:10 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 2800 block of the beach in response to a report of a fight that was in progress.

When they arrived, they spoke with the victim, in this instance a man who had been walking his dog along the 2800 block of Barnard Way.

The victim explained to the officers another man, who was in the area, had begun staring at him.

This man then started to shout various things at the victim, and had followed the tirade by producing a set of brass knuckles (brass knuckles are pieces of metal, usually steel despite their name, shaped to fit around the knuckles, thus increasing the effect of the force of a punch), and threatening to hit the victim with the said knuckles.

The alleged assailant had then placed the brass knuckles back into his pocket and had tried to hit the victim with his natural, bare knuckles.

The victim told the officers that he had defended himself against the attack, and that they had both become embroiled in a wrestle that resulted in the pair of them falling to the ground. The victim also stated that this man had kicked his dog (aged 15 years).

The victim had slight injuries, but refused any medical treatment at the scene.

The police went in search of the suspect, and found him in the 2600 block of Barnard Way, whereupon he was arrested and charged with battery upon a person, criminal threats, and possession of a dangerous weapon (the brass knuckles).

The bail for this 43-year-old homeless man was set at $50,000.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com

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