An Arcadia man caught on video dragging his ex-girlfriend off the porch of his home was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison for attacking the woman, with whom he shares two children.
Robert Michael Mendez, 28, pleaded no contest Sept. 16 to a felony count of injuring a girlfriend or child’s parent, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Mendez attacked the victim when she visited his home on Sept. 29, 2019, according to Deputy District Attorney Lisa Tanner.
Mendez followed her when she tried to escape and dragged her back to the home while beating her, the prosecutor said.
Police were sent a link to the home security video the following day and determined the attack had occurred late the night before, according to the Arcadia Police Department.
The video showed the victim running up to a home near Santa Anita and Camino Real avenues, followed seconds later by Mendez, who grabbed her by a hand and, as she fell to the ground screaming, dragged her off the home’s front porch and out of view.
Officers scoured the area and found the “significantly injured” woman in a house in the 1500 block of South Santa Anita Avenue, according to police. Mendez was also in the home and was taken into custody, and the victim was taken to a hospital, police said.
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