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California Woman Stabs Man Who Exposed Himself To Her, Both Are Arrested, Police Say

Ryan Edward Brewer initially claimed Cynthia Molina attacked him unprovoked at Jennie Davis Park in California. The truth was apparently more complicated.

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A California woman and a man were both arrested after the man exposed himself and the woman stabbed him in the back for it, police said.

Ryan Edward Brewer, 28, initially told police he was stabbed several times on July 10 in an unprovoked attack by a woman, according to the Redlands Police Department. The apparent backstabbing happened around noon in Redlands, he said, and the woman fled after it happened. Brewer was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries and the police believed the attack to be random.

As part of the investigation, police watched surveillance cameras from the city and and several nearby businesses, and they were able to identify and arrest a suspect the next day: 51-year-old Cynthia Christine Molina.

That's when things took a turn. Police found out that Brewer wasn't necessarily telling the truth. He was attacked, yes, but the confrontation actually started earlier that Tuesday when Brewer saw Molina at Jennie Davis Park and allegedly exposed himself to her - something he neglected to mention that police. She followed him and threatened him, police said, provoking a confrontation. Then she allegedly stabbed him.

On Tuesday, the San Bernardino County DA’s office filed indecent exposure charges against Brewer. He was arrested at his apartment in Redlands, and his bail was set at $100,000.

Molina was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and has pleaded not guilty to the charge. She's due back in court on July 24 for a hearing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

[Photos: Redlands Police Department]

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