Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Transvestite arrested for allegedly stabbing couple


Santa Barbara Police officers arrested a 23-year-old male transvestite yesterday for allegedly stabbing a woman in the face and cutting a man’s arms.
Lt. Ralph Molina, a police spokesman, said the assaults occurred near at the beach in the 800 block of E. Cabrillo Blvd. after the female victim took issue with sexual advances the transvestite, known on the streets as Cassandra, made toward the male victim.

“The suspect was trying to make some sexual advances toward the male subject,” Molina said. “An argument ensued and the suspect pulled out a knife.”
He said the female victim suffered a knife wound to her cheek. When the male victim intervened, Molina said Cassandra slashed his arms and ran away.
Molina, who did not yet have the suspect’s real identity, said the male victim attempted to chase the transvestite, but realized he was bleeding too profusely to continue.
He said the couple knew the transvestite, who had apparently joined the people for a day at the beach. Molina said he did not know the specifics of the couple’s relationship to Cassandra.
Police arrested Cassandra in the 300 block of N. Milpas St.
Molina said the suspect was booked into county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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