Neighbor credited with saving woman’s life
By Pat Sherman of Today’s Local News
Thursday, August 14, 2008
A San Marcos resident who occasionally helps his neighbor solve computer problems came to her aid again Sunday night — this time saving more than her hard drive.
Chuck, who asked that his last name not be used, was watching television with his wife, Alexandra, at their home in the 1800 block of Shadetree Drive when he heard screams and the sound of glass breaking outside.
“She was screaming out, ‘Help!’ ” Chuck said of his neighbor, Kendra Beebe. “We (called out), ‘Is everything OK, Kendra?’ and she said, ‘No, call for help! Please help!’ ”
Seconds later, Chuck arrived on Beebe’s porch, stopping a knife-wielding attacker’s assault on her.
The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old comedic actor Shelley Malil, Beebe’s estranged boyfriend. Malil appeared in the film “40-Year-Old Virgin” and in television shows such as “Scrubs,” “Reba” and “NYPD Blue.”
At press time Tuesday, Malil was being held in county jail on attempted murder charges and $2 million bail. Beebe was in critical but stable condition at Palomar Medical Center.
Eve Salony, who lives across the street from Beebe, heard the commotion as she stepped out of the shower. She thought her neighbors were goofing around.
“I wasn’t differentiating what she was saying,” said Salony, adding that one neighbor told her the victim was saying, “He’s killing me.”
By the time Salony put on her bathrobe and went outside, an ambulance, police and paramedics had arrived. Police were carrying the victim’s two young children, wrapped in blankets, to Chuck and Alexandra’s house. The oldest, about 4, had woken to hear her mother’s screams, Salony said.
Beebe and Malil were together earlier in the day at the LA Fitness in San Marcos, according to Salony, where the victim introduced Malil to Salony’s friend. The couple appeared to be having a good time, she said.
According to Salony, Beebe was having dinner in the backyard with a date when the suspect returned and found them together. click here to read the entire Todays Local News Article
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