On November 2 at about 3:30 p.m.

Officers responded to the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Pine Street for an assault investigation. They met with the victim who said he was walking home from school listening to music on his headphones when a man who was standing on the corner attacked him for no reason. The victim was punched in the face multiple times and knocked to the ground. The man jumped on top of him, began pulling on the victim’s headphones, and continued to strike the victim while yelling, “I f*ing hate you, I hate everyone!” The man then got up and walked away heading north on Lincoln Boulevard. The victim believed the man was trying to steal his music player and headphones.

Other officers in the area located a man matching the description of the assault suspect and detained him in the 1900 block of Lincoln Boulevard. The victim was taken to see the suspect where he positively identified him as the man who assaulted him. The suspect was placed under arrest for attempted strong-arm robbery.

Joshua Romero, 41, homeless had bail set at $50,000.