Diners learn a cure for hiccups – the hard way

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If nothing else, the incident that ended with one man arrested for assault Saturday was one bad cure for hiccups.

A 42-year-old man from Canyon Country, was arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at a local restaurant just before midnight Saturday.

“The victim was with friends and family eating at the restaurant when the suspect approached the table,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station told The Signal Wednesday.

“The suspect noticed one of the members of the victim’s party had the hiccups,” she said. “The suspect stated he knew how to get rid of them. There was a verbal altercation that followed.”

About 20 minutes later, the victim – described as a white male resident of Stevenson Ranch, also 42 – went to the restroom.

“The suspect allegedly pushed the victim from behind when he was in the restroom causing his face to strike the hard tile wall,” Miller said.

Responding deputies noted that the suspect had the smell of alcohol emitting from his breath.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the sheriff’s station.

The victim was treated at the restaurant by paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“He declined to being transported to the hospital,” Miller said.

There was no mention by deputies as to whether or not the hiccupping member of the victim’s party was still hiccupping.

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