Michael Hamm, of Garden Grove was arrested in Santa Barbara on Sunday of suspicion of beating and robbing a 52-year-old man at a gas station. Officers stopped Hamm in his SUV moments after the robbery at the gas station. The victim, drove himself to the hospital prior to the police arriving at the gas station apparently suffering injuries to his face and head.
According to police reports, the victim was filling up his car with gas when a man believed to be Hamm asked for money. The victim refused to give the assailant money and that is when an altercation ensued.