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2 charged with ripping pants off man, taking thousands in cash

Posted: July 16, 2013 - 11:28am  |  Updated: July 16, 2013 - 11:06pm

KODIAK — A Kodiak couple have been accused of ripping the pants off a man and stripping him of thousands of dollars.

Cynthia Bean, 39, and Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, face assault and robbery charges. Iannon also faces a charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance.

They were arraigned Thursday in Kodiak District Court, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported.

The victim, who hasn’t been named, called police early Thursday morning. Responding officers found the man with a bloodied face and no pants sitting near the Safeway liquor store.

He alleged that Bean and Iannon assaulted him before taking off his pants. The man told officers that he was carrying between $2,000 and $4,000 in the pockets of his pants, which had been stolen.

A cab driver parked nearby pointed officers to where they could find Bean and Iannon.

Court records indicate Iannon confirmed to the officer he knew the victim, but denied taking the pants and money or assaulting him.

Bean told officers the man had threatened her and her husband while they were in Tony’s Bar, and court documents claim she admitted to taking his pants. However, a motive for taking the pants was not given.

Police say when she was admitted to the Kodiak Jail, officials found $700 stuffed in her bra.

Bean had told officers that neither she nor Iannon were working and they were living under the Fred Zharoff Memorial Bridge in a tent.

According to the documents, she also claimed she knew the victim didn’t own a wallet and often left home with large amounts of cash on him.

Police found the victim’s glasses and pants near where he was assaulted, but a cellphone and at least $2,000 the victim claimed he had were not found.

Preliminary hearings were scheduled for July 22. Both were assigned representation by the public defender agency, which didn’t return a call Tuesday to The Associated Press.

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