A California man who punched a woman in the face with a pizza has been arrested on charges of assault and battery, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.
Logan Miller, 20, was booked into the Los Feliz Jail on Friday on the assault charge, which is punishable by up to one year in county jail.
Miller was arrested on suspicion of battery by an officer, assault by an unauthorized person, and resisting arrest.
He was also charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.
Miller’s Facebook page indicates he is from Ventura, Calif.
The Ventura County Sheriff said in a news release Friday that Miller has been with the department for about a year.
Miller told the Ventura County Register newspaper he didn’t realize that the woman in question was a Dodgers fan.
“I was trying to explain to her I was a fan and that we were the team, and I just thought, ‘I’m not really a Dodgers person,'” he said.
“It wasn’t that I wasn’t a Dodgers player.
I’m not a Dodgers supporter.
I was just confused.
It was just a misunderstanding.”
Miller told KTLA that the incident started because a man approached him with a stolen pizza and a beer bottle.
He told KTLC that the man said he was a local Dodgers fan, and the Dodgers fan was in a Dodgers jersey.
Miller said the man didn’t ask him any questions about the pizza.
He said the Dodgers man started yelling at him, and Miller tried to intervene by pulling him away.
He said the fan then punched him in the eye.
Miller said he then went to the car and the man ran away.
The Dodgers released a statement saying, “Logan has been a great member of the team for over a year and has been an exemplary member of our family.
Our team has been through some tough times over the past few years and we are proud of Logan and his contributions to our team and our community.”
Miller is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Friday.