Santa Barbara man arrested for allegedly punching grandfather pushing baby in stroller in Calabasas

Authorities arrest Santa Barbara man accused of punching grandfather pushing baby in stroller in Calabasas

A 29-year-old Santa Barbara man was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly hitting a guy in his 60s while carrying his young granddaughter in a stroller through a Calabasas neighborhood.

Angel Sanchez Jr. was arrested in Oxnard at 2:15 p.m., according to the sheriff’s department. He is also suspected in a second attack on a kid that occurred around the same time and in the same approximate vicinity, according to officials.

Sanchez was arrested at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station for assault with serious bodily harm.

According to the sheriff’s department, both victims were of Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) origin, although the motivation is unknown. “Although both victims of the assaults were of Asian descent, the motive for the attacks is currently under investigation,” said the sheriff’s department.

The first attack happened soon before 5 p.m. in the 4000 block of Lost Springs Road, just west of Lost Hills Road, and sent both victims to the ground in a horrific scene caught on security camera.

The video, which was captured by a surveillance camera put on a nearby home, shows the suspect approaching the grandfather and striking him in the face, pushing the guy to the ground and flipping the stroller onto its side.

The attacker then walks over to a minivan parked in a nearby driveway, climbs into it, and drives away as the stunned grandfather struggles to his feet.

Both the man who was hit and the 10-month-old infant were claimed to have escaped major injury.

Minutes later, a boy was assaulted on a bike path that runs alongside neighboring Las Virgenes Road, according to Sgt. Brandon Painter, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department. It was unclear whether the person had been gravely hurt.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact Detective Parks at the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills station at (818) 878-1808.

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