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Naked bodybuilder attacks Colton couple, police say

December 6, 2011 |  8:55 am

A husband and wife were recovering Tuesday from an alleged attack by a naked 300-pound bodybuilder who was on the front porch of their home in Colton.

The attack by the intruder -- who was likely under the influence of steroids and other drugs, according to police -- sent both to the hospital with critical injuries, the San Bernardino County Sun reported Monday.

Colton police told the Sun that Ruben Arzu, 22, was on the couple's front porch when they arrived home Saturday night and "violently attacked" the 35-year-old man, leaving him with major injuries, including head trauma.

His wife ran into the house to call police and after she came back outside, the bodybuilder, who stood about 5-feet-10, went after her, police said, picking up the 34-year-old woman and flinging her around, leaving her with facial injuries and several deep cuts on the top of her head.

Police said Arzu then ran into a neighbor's yard, where neighbors cornered him until police arrived. He did not respond when police used a Taser on him. It took four officers and four sets of handcuffs to restrain him, police said.

Arzu also was taken to the hospital. The Sun reported the couple were in stable condition as of Monday, and Arzu was expected to be booked by police on suspicion of attempted homicide and aggravated mayhem.


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