The Glendale man who was apparently high on the synthetic drug known as "bath salts" last week when he allegedly attacked a 77-year-old woman with a shovel is scheduled to be arraigned today for first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.
The man, 20-year-old Robert William White, was arrested Thursday after the alleged attack, but police first had to fire a rubber bullet and Taser to subdue him during a brief stand off when he barricaded himself inside his apartment.
As White was carried off and handcuffed to a chair, he yelled “God loves all of you” to bystanders.
Police said he later told officers at the hospital that he had ingested "bath salts" that were dissolved in a soda he was drinking.
Prosecutors on Monday charged White with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking the elderly woman with a shovel as she walked in the 100 block of Spazier Avenue, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.