Naked Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting 75-Year-Old Woman as She Walked Her DogPosted: September 30, 2015
Craig Andrew Ledbetter is seen in a booking photo released by the Irvine Police Department
A man who was naked when he allegedly assaulted a 75-year-old woman and forcibly took her dog has been arrested, the Irvine Police Department announced on Wednesday.
“Officers responded to a report of a man acting strangely on Rockwood Street at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the suspect, 51-year-old Craig Andrew Ledbetter, naked and aggressively swinging a stick.”
Officers responded to a report of a man acting strangely on Rockwood Street at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the suspect, 51-year-old Craig Andrew Ledbetter, naked and aggressively swinging a stick, Irvine police officials said in a news release.
“Officers used a Taser to take the suspect into custody after he allegedly ignored their commands. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, elder abuse, animal cruelty and resisting a police officer.”
They later discovered that he had allegedly assaulted a woman who had been out walking her dog, the release stated.
The victim was injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known.
After the alleged assault, Ledbetter was accused of forcibly taking the victim’s dog, an act that resulted in the dog running away after its collar came loose, police said in the release….(read more)