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Eric Manzano talks with police following a fight at the bus stops outside the MTD bus station. (Feb. 10, 2015)

Paul Wellman

Eric Manzano talks with police following a fight at the bus stops outside the MTD bus station. (Feb. 10, 2015)


Man Arrested for Battery near Bus Depot


Santa Barbara Police officers arrested Eric Manzano, 28, Thursday afternoon outside the downtown transit center on an assault charge. Around 12:40 p.m., Manzano was allegedly engaged in a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend when a passerby intervened, reportedly prompting Manzano to attack him. Manzano — whose neck was inscribed with the phrases “fuck you” and “pay me” — was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

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