Drugging with Intent to Commit a Felony
May 30, 2016
Santa Monica, CA - The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any additional witnesses or victims in connection to this investigation.
On Thursday, May 26, 2016 at approximately 6:15 p.m.,
SMPD Officers responded to a radio call of suspicious circumstances at the Fig Restaurant located at 101 Wilshire Blvd. The suspect, Michael Hsu, was seen by several witnesses dropping an unknown substance into his female companion’s unattended drink while she was away in a nearby restroom. The witnesses informed the victim as well as staff members of their observations. The establishment notified SMPD.
Officers responded to the location and conducted a preliminary investigation into the allegation. HSU was ultimately placed under arrest and transported to SMPD Jail. The victim’s drink along with other items were recovered as evidence. Santa Monica Police Department Detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at HSU’s residence.
HSU remains in custody at SMPD Jail on $1 million dollar bail.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Nicole Sierra at (310) 458- 8941, Sergeant Sal Lucio at (310) 458-8760 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.