UPDATED WITH PHOTOS.
A San Diego Police Department Community Relations Officer has confirmed that there was an altercation on Newport Avenue Thursday evening, October 28th. Apparently a “traveling” homeless woman attacked a “mainstay” homeless male, kneeing him in the face, resulting in the loss of lots of blood.
She was arrested by police. Her dog got loose and was taken to Animal Control where it will be held for her.
Officer David Surwilo confirmed the disturbance to me on the phone this morning. He said this happened in front of Hodad’s and in the parking lot just to the west of the infamous hamburger place. Surwilo is the Community Relations Officer for Western Division of the SDPD.
The homeless woman attacked the male, and there was another victim of her attack but there is no further info on either victims. One victim was taken by paramedics.
Officer Surwilo said that there was lots of yelling and screaming. This brought out the ‘happy hour’ crowds from other local bars. So many people converged to the scene – “waves of people” – that a Police helicopter was called in to help disperse the crowds to enable the officers to make their arrest and investigate the incident.
The attacking woman’s dog will be held at Animal Control for her. As per their policy, Surwilo summarized, he believes they will hold the dog for 30 days, feed it, give it shots if needed. If unclaimed, the dog will go through an evaluation for adoption.