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Diner Assaulted by Homeless Man at California Pizza Kitchen on Wilshire Blvd in Downtown Santa Monica

"The victim of the attack was bleeding from cuts on his hand. The suspect was already gone from the area...."

A man was assaulted while dinning at California Pizza Kitchen in the 200 block of Wilshire. This on Thursday at about 7:40 PM.

An aggressive homeless man slammed a chair on a table. He smashed dishes on the table of a couple dining at the restaurant. After struggling with the assailant, the patron fell on the ground, cutting his hands on the broken dishes.

SMPD's press release is below.

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. Patrol officers assigned to the Department's Downtown Services Unit were on scene within two minutes.

In the outdoor seating area at the restaurant the officers found a table on its side and broken dishes and food on the floor.

The victim of the attack was bleeding from cuts on his hand. The suspect was already gone from the area.

The victim and several witnesses told the officers that just a few minutes before, a male suspect, who was not known to the victim, without provocation approached the victim and his dining partner while they sat at their table, picked up two chairs, and slammed them down on the table. At some point during the altercation, the victim fell to the ground and cut his hand on broken dishware on the floor. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment for the lacerations.

The suspect is described as male, White, 5-08, 180-200 pounds, unknown age, full beard, wearing a green or brown jacket, orange sweater, white undershirt, blue jeans, and blue framed glasses. The suspect appeared to be experiencing homelessness.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident or person(s) involved is strongly encouraged to contact SMPD Sergeant Goodwin during business hours at 310-458-8451,, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


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