A 19-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested on Friday, Sept. 24 after stabbing a man several times in Santa Monica.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the area of Seventh Street and Broadway at 8:15 pm on this day in order to investigate a fight between a man and a woman.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the suspect (a woman) and the victim (a man).
The officers learned that the suspect and another woman had met two men in the area of Third Street Promenade, and that the two women had agreed to accept a ride from these two men.
Apparently, during the course of the journey, the two women told the driver of the car that they didn’t like the manner in which the driver was controlling the vehicle and that they (the women) had demanded that he stop the vehicle immediately and allow them to exit the vehicle.
As a result of that demand, a fight had taken place between the two women and the two men inside the vehicle before the vehicle had stopped and the women exited.
After the women had stepped out of the vehicle, one of the women had suddenly produced a knife and had become involved in a second fight with the driver of the car.
The woman had then allegedly stabbed the driver of the car several times, causing a seven inch laceration to his bicep and two one-inch lacerations to his legs.
This Los Angeles resident was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000.
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.