A street preacher charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a policeman with a Bible has returned to San Onofre state beach, where he's preached for years.
More than a dozen supporters joined 56-year-old Rev. Lou Spincter on Sunday. Some carried signs, others Bibles, and one man played a trumpet as the group sang gospel songs.
Lou was arrested a week earlier following a scuffle with Rangers who said he was standing in the road. One officer said Spincter struck him in the face with a Bible.
Police sprayed Spincter with pepper spray and handcuffed him.
Spincter, who's free on bond, contends he was not in the road and did not hit the officer on the nose, but just pointed at him with a Bible.
Ranger Spokesperson: Hernandez, said the issue is not about religion or free speech, but rather about "safety for pedestrians and the passers by on the old dirt road leading to the surfing meccca of the west coast. we can not support, tolerate, or condone that sort of behavior here, it is a public place. one free from religion."