IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Irvine police have arrested a 23-year-old Beaumont man that they say was seen in a video approaching a woman from behind in a parking lot near UC Irvine, then grabbing and groping her.
Brandon Dybdahl, 23, of Beaumont was arrested at a home in Laguna Hills for the sexual battery that was seen in a disturbing video, Irvine police say.
Investigators say a woman was doing exercise laps in a parking lot near Scholarship and Graduate on June 10 when a man approached her from behind. He is seen restraining and groping her before fleeing in a white Nissan Sentra sedan.
Officials were able to track the vehicle linked to the assault, finding it near a residence in Laguna Hills around 7 a.m. Wednesday. They found Dybdahl inside and say he made statements connecting him to the sexual battery.
Anyone with information the case is urged to contact police Detective Mahmood at (949) 724-7244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.