Police: Woman robs man who tried to give her money outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

PASADENA >> A woman asked a man for dollar and then robbed him of his backpack when he tried to grant her request outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday night, authorities said.
A 54-year-old Monrovia man was walking around the stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, just before 8:30 p.m. when a woman on a bicycle stopped to talk to him, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“The suspect asked the victim of he had a dollar to spare,” the lieutenant said.
The man was willing to help, but the woman apparently was not satisfied with his generosity.
“When the victim opened his backpack, the suspect grabbed the backpack out of the victim’s hands and fled on her bicycle,” the lieutenant said.
A good Samaritan followed the woman in a car and called 911, he said. Officers soon found the suspected robber, arrested her and recovered the victim’s backpack.
Goodman said Lucy Bermudez, 28, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of robbery. According to county booking records, she was being held in lieu of $76,000 bail pending her initial court appearance.

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34 arrested at Rose Bowl in Pasadena during U.S.-Mexico soccer match

PASADENA >> Police made 34 arrests at the Rose Bowl during Saturday night’s soccer match between the United States and Mexico Friday night but reported no major incidents.
The sold-out CONCACAF Cup match between the rival teams drew more than 93,000 fans to the stadium, where Mexico ultimately defeated the U.S. 3-2 inn extra time.
Police arrested 16 people for drunk and disorderly conduct, six for illegal vending, five for ticket scalping, two for interfering with police duties, one for a drug violation, one for grand theft, one for battery, one for assault and one on an outstanding warrant, Pasadena police Lt. Jesse Carrillo said.
Twelve of the arrests took place inside the Rose Bowl, while the other 22 occurred around the outside.
Another 17 unruly fans were ejected from the stadium by police, Carrillo added.
The game was the first at the Rose Bowl between the U.S. and Mexican teams since June 25, 2011 when there were 26 arrests, primarily for suspicion of public intoxication, and the announced attendance was 93,420.

— City News Service contributed to this report.


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