A homeless man has been charged with assault after he allegedly threw a sneaker in a woman’s face at Constitution Beach in East Boston.
Tyler Grace, 40, was indicted Friday on four charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and failure to register as a sex offender, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office.
The incident happened on Thursday around 5:40 p.m., when Grace had an argument with two women on the beach. He allegedly kicked sand over their belongings and ordered them to leave the beach when the victim, a bystander, walked in and told him to stop.
That’s when Grace allegedly threw “his sneaker at her, hitting her in the face and neck area,” and then left the area, the DA’s office said.
The victim called police, who found Grace nearby, whose breath allegedly smelled of alcohol, the release said.
Grace matched the victim’s description of wearing brown pants, a white shirt, a brown hat and carrying a bottle of liquor, the DA’s office said. The woman positively identified Grace as the attacker, according to police.
After booking, police discovered Grace was a Level 3 sex offender from Winthrop who failed to register, according to the affidavit.
According to a The Boston Globe according to the report, Grace was released on personal recognizance and ordered to remain in the state, wear a GPS tracking device, avoid alcohol, submit to regular breathalyzer tests, stay away from public parks and beaches, and stay away from his alleged victims. He must also register as a sex offender.
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