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Wife of city councilman attacked outside home

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 20:59:00-04

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) - A local city councilman is making a desperate plea for tips tonight after his wife was attacked outside their home.

It happened just off Palm Street after 5:30 a.m. Saturday. A disturbing picture of the incident was painted in a Facebook post by Lemon Grove City Councilman David Arambula.

He writes that his wife was "brutally attacked' while going to the trash can. He adds that the attacker, "opened our gate, then hit her over the hit her over the head with a block of wood. This was completely unprovoked and unexpected."

One neighbor described her as traumatized, conscious and suffering a head wound.

Deputies say the 38-year-old woman escaped into her home, while the man ran off. The motive remains a big mystery. Neighbors say they've had issues with people wandering the area, high on something.

"There is a sober living facility a few blocks away. We've had a few incidents of people in their own zone, yelling and screaming - but nothing violent," said neighbor Tim Bossard.

Arambula posted on Facebook that his wife is "getting better."

The attacker is described as a black man about 30 years old, 5'9", and 175 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, dark denim shorts, high socks, white shoes, sunglasses and a blue hat. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477.

10news has reached out to Arambula and are waiting to hear back.