Saturday, November 13, 2010


Santa Cruz, California (SafeCITY) - Eric Lamb, a 38-year-old Live Oak man was jailed after he allegedly threatened to run over a toddler on his bike, and then proceeded to do just that.

According to Santa Cruz police, Lamb was riding a bicycling through San Lorenzo Park around 11:00 a.m. when he reportedly encountered two small children. Lamb began shouting profanities at the children, threatening to run them over if they didn't get out of his way.

Investigators say Lamb allegedly veered about 8 feet from his path and intentionally hit the 3-year-old boy, knocking him on the ground and running him over. Deputies found tire marks on the toddler's sweatshirt.

The child's mother called police and provided them with a description of the suspect. Lamb fled the scene, but was later caught by an officer who recognized Lamb by his description.

The child was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for numerous abrasions and bruises.

Lamb was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and willful cruelty to a child.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the investigations unit at (831) 420-5820.

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