Suspect Arrested in Point Dume Assault
On March 12th, a female was standing at the edge of a cliff after a jog when Verdin allegedly grabbed her from behind. They struggled for a few minutes before she escaped by jumping down a cliff (see a photo here).
“She fought off her attacker by literally jumping over the cliff and sliding down 200 feet to the beach,” Steve Whitmore, L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Spokesman, told the LA Times.
Verdin also allegedly stole the victim's vehicle. She was treated for cuts and bruises and released.