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Woman assaulted in La Mesa during protest

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 09:11:27-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A La Mesa woman is recovering after she says she was attacked during the protest on Saturday night.

Eleyna Bedolla said she was not protesting and she is not sure if the man that attacked her was a protester.

Bedolla told 10News she heard commotion in her neighborhood so she went for a walk to check out what was happening. When she noticed the demonstration, she said she started to make her way back home along Palm Avenue.

That's when a man approached her with a baseball bat and asked her, "Who the hell do you think you are?"

Bedolla said she told the man she was trying to get home, but she said he grabbed her and threw her into the street, hitting her with a bat in the leg. He also tried to hit her head, but Bedolla said she was able to protect herself with her hand. She suffered a broken hand and large bruising on her legs.

According to Bedolla, La Mesa police were nearby and officers were able to arrest the man. She wants others to be careful when deciding to go out and protest.

10News reached out to the La Mesa Police Department to ask about the arrest, but so far have not heard back.