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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Man runs over two, says they robbed him

Advertiser Staff

Police arrested a 26-year-old university-area man last night after he claimed he was robbed at gun-point by three men.

The man who was arrested told police he was walking to a store when the three men approached, one pointed a gun at him and the group demanded he turnover a skateboard to them.

He told police he handed over the board and continued on to a friend's house to borrow a pick-up truck so he could run some errands. He said that as he was driving away from his friend's house, he saw the same three men who had robbed him earlier.

He said one of the men was reaching into a backpack and he thought the man was going to pull the gun out again. He told police he drove the pickup at the three men, striking two of them while the third man ran away.

Police said the pickup driver left the scene, but called a short time later to report the incident. Police caught up with the driver in the 2600 block of South King Street and arrested him on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.

The two men, ages 21 and 17, who were struck by the truck were transported to a hospital for treatment of leg injuries. One was treated and released while the other was admitted, police said.

None of the three alleged assailants were arrested.

Body-surfer arrested for attempting to drown another

A 27-year-old Hau'ula man was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to drown a man who was body surfing at a beach in Hau'ula on Sunday.

The body-surfer, 19, told police the other man approached and assaulted him while both of them were still in the water and then tried to hold him under water.

The man who filed the report said he managed to break free and escaped further injury. Police were called but the alleged assailant left before they he arrived.

Police found the man at his home yesterday and arrested him on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder.

Police looking for man who allegedly threatened girl, 13

Police are checking into a complaint filed on behalf of a 13-year-old girl who said a man in his 20s threatened her and tried to detain her early yesterday morning in the university area.

The girl told police she had just gotten off a bus when the man approached her. Police said the girl was able to run away and call for help.

No arrests had been made in the case as of this morning.