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Woman Accused of Baseball Bat Rampage at Pasadena’s Memorial Park

Published on Friday, October 15, 2021 | 9:50 am

Police arrested a woman Thursday after she allegedly attacked several people and damaged two cars with a baseball bat at Memorial Park in Pasadena on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Witnesses called911 about 4:30 p.m. to report seeing a woman swinging a baseball bat at visitors to Memorial Park, near Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins said.

Officers spotted the woman on arrival and saw the baseball bat sitting on the ground several yards away from her, the lieutenant said.

One person had been struck in the leg with the bat but was not seriously hurt, he said. Two vehicles had been damaged by blows from the bat.

While speaking with her, the woman fainted, Dawkins said. She ultimately told police that she, too, had been assaulted by a bat-wielding attacker. But witnesses pointed her out as the attacker and she was taken into custody.

Desiree Linea Simon, 27, described as transient, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records.

Bail was set at $30,000 pending Simon’s initial court appearance, which was yet to be scheduled Friday morning.

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2 thoughts on “Woman Accused of Baseball Bat Rampage at Pasadena’s Memorial Park

  • “Booked as a transient on assault charges and taken to jail”. Rather maybe- transported to a mental health facility where she will be held for evaluation and likely treatment for what appears to be an acute mental illness and was also issued a summons at a later to appear in court to be arraigned for assault and property damage. There. I fixed it.