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Brief: Man Sleeping in Van Injured in Assault

The incident occurred at Princeton Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Three Los Angeles residents arrested.

A man was injured in an alleged assault by three Los Angeles residents who urinated on his van in the 1400 block of Princeton Street late Thursday night, the Santa Monica Police Department reported.

Arrested were Roberto Coreamolina, 26; Marco Gonzalez, 22; and Carlos Huezo, 19, who were each booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The van's owner was sleeping inside the vehicle when heard the sound of someone urinating, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

The man swung open the van's rear doors, hitting one of the suspects. That angered Coreamolina, Gonzalez and Huezo, who threatened the van owner before Coreamolina allegedly began striking him.

"The victim removed a fire extinguisher and tried spraying the suspects in an attempt to keep them at bay," said police Sgt. Richard Lewis. "Once the extinguisher ran out, all three suspects charged the victim and punched/kicked him several times in the head and body."

Coreamolina, Gonzalez and Huezo, jumped into a car and fled just as police were arriving, Lewis said.

"Officers, who were working in the area, observed the suspect fleeing and conducted a traffic stop of the suspects in the 1700 block of 17th Street," Lewis said. "The suspects were identified by witness and placed under arrest for the assault on the victim."

The alleged victim was treated by paramedics, but refused further medical treatment.

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