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Transient threatened good Samaritan who aided woman, police say

November 4, 2011 |  8:43 am

Map shows approximate location of where a transient was yelling obscenities at a woman in Glendale. Click here to leanr more about the area.A 51-year-old transient was arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill a good Samaritan who stopped him from yelling obscenities at a woman on San Fernando Road, police said.

The transient, Leonard Ochoa, was taken into custody just after 2:16 p.m. Tuesday in connection with attempted murder after he brandished a knife and threatened to kill the other man who stepped in, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News Press.

Ochoa had just exited the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services and was pushing his shopping cart on the 4600 block of San Fernando Road when he began yelling obscenities at a woman who was walking by him, according to police reports.

The good Samaritan, who was seated on a nearby retaining wall, shouted at Ochoa, advising him that his rants were “uncalled for,” according to police.

Ochoa walked over to the man, stood 6 feet away and told him, “We are going to fight to the death,” according to the incident report.


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Image: Map shows approximate location where a transient was yelling obscenities at a woman in Glendale. Source: Google Maps