Santa Monica Woman Arrested For Touching Child Without Father's Permission
Alert Police Blotter: The Woman Allegedly Looked Insane.
Posted Sep. 5, 2013, 7:54 am
Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor
A 25-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested Friday, Aug. 23 after trying to touch a four-year-old child without the father’s permission.
At 10:04 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to investigate a case of a strange woman who was attempting to touch a child.
What had happened, the officers were later told, was that a visiting tourist had accidentally scratched his four-year-old daughter’s head while he had been loading her into the carry trailer attached to his rental bicycle.
The child had begun to cry, at which point a woman had approached and attempted to console and comfort the toddler.
This supposedly compassionate individual was described as being barefoot, disheveled, and looking insane.
This woman then attempted to touch the child with her hand and the father of the child, in fear for his daughter’s safety, grabbed the woman’s wrist in order to prevent her from touching the little girl.
The woman then attempted to force her way past the father in a determined effort to touch the child.
This act caused them both (the woman and the father) to collide and fall to the ground where the father held the woman until the arrival of the police.
The officers interviewed the father, the woman, and several eyewitnesses, and subsequently arrested the aforementioned woman and arrested her.
This Santa Monica resident was charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, and giving a false identification.
Bail was not granted.
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.