A man is pleading not guilty after he allegedly dragged a woman by her hair at Lanikai Beach.
It happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22.
According to police, two women, ages 31 and 19, saw a man going through their belongings. When the older woman asked the suspect to stop, he grabbed her and pulled her toward the water.
A male bystander intervened, and the suspect let go. The victim did not need medical attention.
Police say the suspect, Noah Browne-Spiegel, 25, was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, then arrested for third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
He appeared in District Court Tuesday afternoon, where he entered his plea.
Browne-Spiegel remains in custody, unable to post $2,000 bail.