SAN DIEGO -- A homeless man who shoved a woman into the San Diego Harbor apologized Thursday night from jail.
In an interview with 10News from the San Diego Central Jail, Michael Roy said the unprovoked push was sparked by anger over losing his wallet.
"We all have boiling points," Roy said.
On Jan. 21, two women were walking along the Embarcadero when they were reportedly attacked by Roy. He shoved one of them into the water. The woman couldn’t swim, so her friend jumped in after her and they both clung to a dinghy until Harbor Police pulled them out.
Good Samaritans helped chase Roy down. On Thursday, Roy compared what he did to road rage.
"I'm sorry. And I got the notice not to talk to them or anything like that. My apologies."
He said losing his wallet caused him to lose his temper too.
"I was just, you know how sometimes you just have a bad day? I don't drink alcohol, I don't do drugs. I'd been missing my wallet for a long time."
Roy originally faced an attempted murder charge, but it has been dropped to assault.
Roy said he knows he needs to get anger management help.
"I'm sorry. I just had, I just snapped, that's all."