AUBURN, CA - Auburn police say a transient attacked a man and woman after attempting to steal their sleeping bags.
Officers responded to a report of a physical fight in the area of 390 Grass Valley Highway on Dec. 25 at 7:26 p.m.
Auburn police Sgt. Dave Lawicka said Ba Shay Jorgenson punched both victims in the face during the robbery attempt, with the female victim requiring stitches for cuts on her face. She was transported to Auburn Faith Hospital by ambulance.
Jorgenson took off on foot before officers arrived and was later located by officer Stan Hamelin on F Street in the DeWitt center. He was taken without incident and booked into Placer County Jail.