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Two Women Assaulted, Two Men Stabbed by Apparently Homeless Man on Santa Monica Pier on Saturday Night

Santa Monica Police have 25-year-old male in custody

May 29, 2023 - Today, the Santa Monica Police Department issued a press release about a multiple stabbing on Saturday night around 7u:30 pm at the pier, a popular holiday tourist attraction. Two women were assaulted by a man grabbing their breasts. Separately, two men associated with the women were stabbed by the assailant when they tried to defend the women. Both men were taken to the hospital. The suspect, 25 years old, is Jonathan James Peck.

Below is the press release:

Santa Monica, CA – On Saturday, May 27, 2023, at about 7:30 pm, Santa Monica Police Department DART officers patrolling the Pier were flagged down by the victim of an assault that just occurred. The victim, a Spanish-speaking tourist from Mexico, told the officers that about ten minutes prior, a male suspect approached her and grabbed her breast. The suspect, later identified as Johnathan Peck, continued walking past the victim, but stayed in the area. When the victim told her friend what happened the friend approached Peck and confronted him about the sexual assault. Peck responded by using a large, sharpened stick to stab the friend (victim 2) in the face and neck.

Peck fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by additional officers on the Pier. While they were conducting their investigation, officers learned that Peck was also responsible for an additional assault that occurred shortly before the one described above. Peck attacked another female, grabbing her breasts, and another male victim who was also stabbed with the stick.

Two of the victims requiring medical attention were transported to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries.

In Custody: Johnathan James Peck, DOB: 11/11/1997.


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