Man Arrested for Assault on Homeless People in Thousand Oaks
Police in Thousand Oaks arrested Ali Assadi Tehrani, a 41-year-old homeless man, accused of hitting a person with his car and striking a homeless man in the head with a rock while he slept, the AP reports.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department was investigating the attacks on the homeless since mid-June.
During the investigation, detectives discovered the suspect's identity by surveilling an area and matching Tehrani's likeness and vehicle to already acquired evidence.
According to VC Star, in three separate incidents, the suspect threw a large rock at the head of a homeless person while they were sleeping. In the second rock attack, the victim needed medical attention, and third, the suspect is accused of striking a bystander with his car and then fleeing the scene.
Tehrani was charged with three attempted murder violations and suspicion of felony hit-and-run, per VC Star.