Santa Monica police arrested a 26-year-old man on Wednesday, Dec. 9, after viciously attacking a man near a local McDonald’s.
At 6:45 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the fast food outlet in the 2800 block of Lincoln Blvd. in order to investigate a report of assault and battery.
When the officers arrived they met the victim and asked what had happened.
The victim said that he had been walking along Lincoln Blvd. pushing his bicycle accompanied by his dog when his bicycle had inadvertently fallen on top of his dog.
He told the officers that the suspect had witnessed this event and had approached him and had begun to vociferously accuse him of causing the bicycle to fall onto the dog deliberately.
He said that the suspect had then pushed him down to the ground and had then assaulted him viciously while yelling hateful comments.
The officers also heard statements from multiple witnesses who said that they had seen, and attempted to stop the assault, but had not been successful.
A description of the suspect was circulated via radio to other officers in the area and a short while later the suspect was spotted and arrested.
This Santa Monica man was charged with assault and battery and bail was set at $20,000.
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.