Firefighter and his 70-year-old mother arrested after beating woman for feeding cat (video)By Mason White 11:31 AM September 15, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A firefighter and his elderly mother were arrested on charges of assault for allegedly beating a woman for feeding a cat, prosecutors in California said.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said that 37-year-old Ian Justin Eulian, and 70-year-old Lonieta Antonietta Fontaine, were charged with a felony count each of battery with serious bodily injury and assault likely to produce great bodily harm.
According to the police investigation, Eulian leaned on the car of 47-year-old Rebecca Stafford on the 2500 block of West View Street just after 12:00 a.m.
He then punched her. Fontaine is accused of slapping the victim several times. Eulian pulled the woman from her car and allegedly punched her once or twice more as she fell to the ground.
The mother and son helped the victim back into her car and drove to her house, where she was told that she tripped and hit her.
The assault was captured by surveillance cameras. Eulian, who has been with the fire department for more than 12 years, has been placed on administrative leave.
Eulian faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of all charges. Fontaine faces up to four years in prison if convicted. The victim told a court that she still suffers numbness in her face and back pain as a result of the attack.