On June 24 at about 6:40 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1300 block of Colorado Avenue for a call of man hitting another man with a stick. Both men were detained in the area and officers saw one man was bleeding from the head.
The injured man told officers he was urinating in the bushes when the suspect told him to stop. The victim told him to mind his own business and was then attacked and struck by the suspect in the head with an unknown object.
Officers found a stick, broken glass and bloody towel nearby and collected it as evidence. The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect told officers he was acting in self-defense.
The suspect was placed under arrest and booked in the Santa Monica jail for assault with a deadly weapon. David Johnson, 50, of Santa Monica, had bail set at $30,000.