SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two thieves referred to President-elect Donald J. Trump and made derogatory comments about Muslims Wednesday while robbing a woman in a parkade stairwell at San Diego State University, authorities reported.
The men, who appeared to be in their early to mid-20s, confronted the victim as she was walking to her car about 2:30 p.m., made the ethnically disparaging and political statements, grabbed her purse and backpack and then ran, according to campus police.
The woman left the area to report the crime, and when she returned with officers, they discovered that her vehicle had been stolen as well, Lt. Ronald Broussard said.
The case was being investigated as a suspected hate crime as well as a strong-arm robbery and auto theft, Broussard said.
Fire crews quickly extinguished a small brush fire burning off the shoulder of Interstate 905 in Otay Mesa Friday morning.
Police responded to a parking lot in Colina Del Sol neighborhood where a homeless man has died after apparently getting stuck in a donation container.
Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in identifying a man who has exposed himself to children in Chula Vista at least four times over the last several months.
Christmas is less than two weeks away, but porch thieves are stealing holiday cheer by swiping packages off porches in University City and Pacific Beach.
Fewer than 140 firefighters remained in San Diego's North County Thursday to finish digging containment lines around the Lilac Fire, which burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures between Fallbrook and Oceanside near Camp Pendleton, authorities said.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled Friday in memory of William Burton, a star Granite Hills High School athlete killed in a traffic collision in Alpine.
A 25-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman in her Pacific Beach home were arrested.
California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January.