Man arrested in Burbank after allegedly kicking woman in stomach

A Van Nuys man was arrested Thursday after allegedly kicking a 31-year-old woman in the stomach -- and later threatening police officers -- while drunk, police said.

Police responded to the scene at 2:19 p.m. after a witness reported seeing the man -- 35-year-old Leonel Nunez -- kick a woman in the stomach in the 200 block of West Olive Avenue in Burbank, said police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

The pair knew each other, but it was unclear what prompted the alleged attack, Ryburn said.
As officers approached the scene, Nunez – who reportedly showing signs of intoxication – was yelling at the victim and two other witnesses, Ryburn said.

After he was arrested, Nunez kicked the left rear window of the police car several times, dislodging it from its track, while threatening the officers, Ryburn said.

Nunez was booked on suspicion of making terrorist threats for statements he made to the victim, battery, threatening a police officer, vandalizing a police car and being drunk in public, Ryburn said.

The victim complained of stomach pain, but decided to seek medical attention on her own, Ryburn said. No other injuries were reported.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian,

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