LEMON GROVE (CNS) - A 25-year-old suspected gang member was jailed Wednesday for allegedly hurling a bottle at a fellow bus passenger, gashing his face, as they rode through Chula Vista last summer.
Jovan Rivera of San Diego was arrested in Lemon Grove this morning in connection with the assault, which was recorded by a video surveillance camera, according to police.
About 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, Rivera confronted the victim on a Metropolitan Transit System bus and issued a gang-oriented challenge, to which the other man replied that he did not want any trouble.
"The (aggressor), who appeared to be intoxicated, sat down, but continued to cause a disturbance," Capt. Gary Wedge said.
As the bus came to a stop at Third Avenue and Naples Street, Rivera allegedly accosted the man again, then threw a glass bottle at his face, causing a cut that required several stitches to close.
Last week, a day after local news outlets carried stories about the attack, a tipster called the police and identified Rivera as the alleged attacker, Wedge said.
Rivera was booked into county jail on suspicion of assault and participating in a street gang. He was being held on $100,000 bail, pending arraignment scheduled for Friday afternoon.
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