Santa Monica police arrested a 41-year-old homeless man on Monday, Nov. 2, after randomly attacking another man who was walking down a street minding his own business.
At 3:30 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to investigate a report of assault that had happened in the area of the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Pine St.
When the officers arrived at the location they spoke with the victim who told them that he had been walking home from school listening to music via his headphones when a man who had been standing on the corner suddenly attacked him for no apparent reason.
The victim said that he had been knocked down to the ground by the assailant and added that the man had then jumped on top of him and had tried to rip his headphones from is head while yelling, “I f***king hate you! I hate everyone!”
The victim then told the officers that the assailant had arisen and walked away in a northerly direction on Lincoln Blvd.
Other officers on patrol in the area were alerted and based upon a description given by the victim located the suspect and detained him in the 1900 block of Lincoln Blvd.
The victim was escorted to the location where the suspect was being held and the victim positively identified the suspect. This homeless man was arrested and charged with attempted strong-arm robbery. Bail 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.