A suspect allegedly assaulted to men in their 60s while they were fueling up Saturday at a gas station in Idyllwild, in the San Jacinto Mountains south of the San Gorgonio Pass, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
The alleged attack was reported about 5:45 p.m. Saturday in the 25000 block of State Route 243 in Idyllwild, Sgt. John Morin of the sheriff's Hemet Station said in a statement.
"Both victims were in their mid-sixties and sustained moderate injuries that required aid at a local hospital," Morin said. "The suspect fled the scene prior to deputies' arrival. The victims stated they did not provoke the altercation and they did not know the suspect."
Deputies identified the suspect as Alfredo Tartaglia, 26, Morin said. They went to Tartaglia's residence, where after a brief struggle they arrested him. He was arrested at 26290 State Route 243, according to inmate records.
Tartaglia was booked at Smith Correctional in Banning on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, Morin said. His bail Monday was listed at $25,000.
Anyone with more info was urged to call the Hemet Sheriff Station at (951)791-3400.