On October 14 at about 9 p.m., a Santa Monica victim placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a female companion for a date. At about 5 a.m. the next morning, a young woman answered the ad and agreed to meet at the victim’s home. When the woman arrived she demanded money in exchange for the date. The victim refused to give her any money and asked her to leave.

Approximately one hour later, the woman called the victim back and asked him to meet her in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Wilshire Blvd. The victim agreed and hoped she changed her mind about their date. When the victim approached the woman’s car in the parking lot, another man jumped out of the back seat and attacked the victim punching him in the face multiple times. The victim fell to the ground, hit his head on the pavement, and continued to receive hits and kicks to the body and head. The victim was eventually able to get away and run home. The victim sustained significant injuries and was admitted to UCLA hospital.

Through follow up investigation, the victim was able to identify Zonia Tinsley and Kevin Dessaint as the couple who assaulted him in the parking lot. SMPD Detectives ultimately located Tinsley and Dessaint at a motel in Encino on November 5 where they were placed under arrest for the assault. Both had bail set at $50,000.