SEA LION PULLS MAN WITH FISH INTO SAN DIEGO BAY: SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say a 62-year-old man holding a fish he caught on a boat in a San Diego bay was pulled overboard by a sea lion.
San Diego lifeguards tell the Los Angeles Times that the man was posing for a photo when the sea lion, apparently attempting to get the fish, bit on the man’s arm instead and pulled him to the bottom of the 20 feet of water in Mission Bay until he was let go and rose to the surface.
San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Joe Amador says in a report by U-T San Diego that the animal lunged over a railing on the boat and latched onto his hand and the fish around 4 p.m..
He says the man had cuts on his hands and feet and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
DRIVER ACCUSED OF TRYING RUN OVER 2 SAN BERNARDINO OFFICERS: SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) — San Bernardino police say a possibly drunk man was arrested after he tried to run over two officers with his car and then led them on a high-speed pursuit.
Lt. Rich Lawhead says the officers were finishing a missing-person investigation Sunday when they heard an engine revving and then saw a black BMW SUV speeding toward them.
The driver just missed hitting the officers as they were walking to the curb.
After losing the BMW during a chase, the officers were able to track the vehicle to an apartment complex.
They arrested 27-year-old Terrance Jamal Cummings on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer.
The newspaper says investigators believe Cummings was intoxicated. A warrant was obtained for a blood sample from the suspect.
KIDS CRY, PARENTS PUSH AS EASTER EGG HUNT TURNS ROWDY: SACRAMENTO (AP) — What should have been a fun-filled Easter egg hunt turned rowdy, with toddlers crying and parents pushing to snag the colorful eggs.
The Sacramento Bee reports that organizers ordered 510,000 plastic eggs to try to break the world record of 501,000 from a 2007 hunt in Florida.
The event Saturday at the Capitol in Sacramento became chaotic when people lunged for the eggs as soon as they hit ground. Participants could trade in the shells for candy.
The newspaper reports that parents argued over whether adults should be allowed to help the kids. Some people complained that the event was poorly organized.
There was no record set because the eggs arrived just two days before the event, which was past the deadline for Guinness World Records certification.
SARAMENTO MOTHER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL 7-YEAR-OLD CHILD: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Authorities say a Sacramento woman has been arrested on suspicion of trying to kill her 7-year-old child.
A police report says officers responding to a call about possible abuse found the child with serious injuries at the woman’s home on Saturday.
The mother was taken into custody and could face an attempted homicide charge.
The child was taken to a hospital for treatment.