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Shoe executive gives away $1,800 coin, cops deliver Easter meals to homeless and woman arrested for allegedly abusing 10-year-old son

by FullertonPoliceNews

When police contacted him this weekend, the homeless man had $5,000 cash on him.

He had also given a $1,800 gold coin to a golfer at the Fullerton golf course, police said.

The man in question is the co-owner of a shoe business in Northern California, but suffers from mental illness, police said. According to his family, he is known to wander to Southern California, where he grew up.

Officers were called to the golf course after employees observed the shoeless and shirtless man near the driving range, bothering customers for money.

When he was asked to leave, the man became irate, yelling at employees, police said.

Police were summoned and asked the man to leave, but instead, he stood up, taking a fighting stance and began cursing at officers before being restrained.

The golfer, who received the coin, returned it to officers. It appears that the coin belonged to the arrestee.

The man was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest.

The following evening, police arrested a Fullerton women on suspicion of felony child abuse after she allegedly assaulted her 10-year-old son twice, leaving visible injuries, police said.

The woman's four children were taken into protective custody after the arrest, at an apartment in the 3300 block of Yorba Linda Boulevard.

On Easter, the Coast to Coast Foundation served Easter Dinner at La Palma Park to about 600 people. Cpl. John "JD" Decaprio, Officer Brad Fernandes, and Cadet Aaron Smith participated with helping to serve the families.

Two allegedly drunk drivers were involved in separate accidents over the weekend.

The first accident occurred in the 100 block of West Commonwealth Avenue, when the driver, Nick Covarubbias, 30, collided with two cars and a sign.

In the other crash, the driver hit a curb, causing her vehicle to flip in the westbound lanes of Chapman Avenue, east of Cornell. The driver Eunice Kuo, 21, also hit a street sign and two trees.

Kuo had allegedly been drinking in downtown Fullerton and received a ride to her parked car near Cal State Fullerton. She was driving home at the time of the collision, police said.