For some reason an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy decided to sleep in his car as it was parked in front of a friend’s home in Santa Ana, at the 900 block of S. Hickory St., early on Nov. 4. That decision did not pan out for him as he ended up getting assaulted and robbed, according to the O.C. Register.
The deputy ended up with minor injuries. According to the SAPD it looked like he had been punched. His assailant stole the deputy’s cell phone and cash.
Fortunately the deputy’s gun and badge were not taken.
The deputy was on his own at the time, in his personal vehicle.
A friend of the deputy called the SAPD just past 4 a.m. to report that the deputy was missing when someone else answered his cell phone.
The deputy returned to the area about an hour and a half after the incident. He was interviewed by SAPD police investigators.
The SAPD did not release any additional information. The suspect has not been identified.