A man who retaliated for being kicked in the groin by pushing his attacker was arrested for felony battery in Laguna Beach on Sunday, April 29, when the woman fell down stairs and sustained severe but not life-threatening injuries, police said.
The 55-year-old woman suffered facial and arm fractures along with head injuries and facial lacerations from the fall, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. She was transported to Mission Hospital Trauma Center in Mission Viejo and is expected to survive.
The recipient of the kick, Rudy James McEntire, 34, of Boulder, Colo., called police to report the 7:32 p.m. incident in the 300 block of Mermaid Street. Another person also reported that a woman had been pushed down a flight of stairs.
At the scene, witnesses and McEntire told police he quarreled with the victim, who thought he was flirting with her sister whose boyfriend had recently died. The victim allegedly kicked the suspect in the groin and he responded by pushing her backwards, which caused her to fall down stairs.
McEntire posted $25,000 bail and was released with a future court date pending, Kravetz said.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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