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Police Investigate Assault at Santa Monica Restaurant, Suspect Still at Large

Unknown Assailant Smashed Table With Chairs At Popular Restaurant

The Santa Monica Police Department has announced via press release that two diners at a popular restaurant in Santa Monica were assaulted last week. According to the victim and several witnesses, the attack happened a few minutes before the officers arrived on April 20, 2023, at approximately 7:43 PM. The Santa Monica Police Department received a 911 call of an assault at the California Pizza Kitchen located at 210 Wilshire Boulevard. 

A male suspect, who was unknown to the victim, approached the victim and his dining partner unprovoked while they were seated at their table. The suspect picked up two chairs and slammed them down on the table. During the altercation, the victim fell to the ground and cut his hand on broken dishware lying on the floor. The victim was later taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his lacerations.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 180-200 pounds, with a full beard. He was wearing a green or brown jacket, an orange sweater, a white undershirt, blue jeans, and blue-framed glasses. It is believed that the suspect may be homeless.

The SMPD is urging anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect to contact Sergeant Goodwin during business hours at 310-458-8451 or chad.goodwin@santamonica.gov. The Watch Commander can also be reached 24/7 at 310-458-8427.

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