On October 2 at approximately 10:50 p.m. an officer responded to a report of a male bleeding from the head in the 1500 block of the Santa Monica beach. When the officer responded, he saw the victim was bleeding from lacerations on his head, cheek and chin. According to the victim, he was sleeping on the beach next to the Pier stairs when he was awakened by someone yelling and punching him. The victim did not know who the suspect was but did provide a description. The victim also believed that the subject, later identified as Brian Pahona, a 21-year-old transient, was holding a bat when he was attacked. While the victim was being treated, the officer was notified of a possible subject being detained on the Pier. The victim positively identified the suspect as being Pahona. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000.

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