Naked Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting 75-Year-Old Woman as She Walked Her Dog

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 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. Read the rest of this entry »