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Santa Barbara County Man Arrested For Attack On Transient

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 12:05am

A Santa Barbara County man is facing charges after Sheriff’s detectives say he smashed a transient in the head with a rock at a beach in Isla Vista, seriously injuring him.                                                                                              

It happened just before 4 p.m. Friday, near Del Playa Drive and El Embarcadero.  Investigators say Brian Michael Pipkin picked up a rock, at and hit the 54 year old man in the head without any apparent motive. 

Pipkin was arrested a short distance away from the scene of the attack and the 33-year-old man is charged with felony battery, and assault with a deadly weapon.

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