January 17th, 2012
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A co-founder of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt franchise has been arrested and is accused of beating a homeless man with a tire iron near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday.

Young Lee, 47, is charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, with a special allegation that the assault caused great bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said. The homeless man suffered a broken arm and several cuts to his head.

If found guilty, Lee, who was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and carrying a loaded firearm in 2001 faces up to seven years in prison. He was released on $60,000 bail, the district attorney's office said.

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  1. Rufoscoe

    The fact that he is a co-founder of a company is irrelevant. Anyone toting a loaded gun and drugs who thrashes someone with a tire iron is a scumbag (not even a co-scumbag). If he is a 'respectable member of the community' and can afford high priced lawyers it should be irrelevant. How would this story go if a homeless man with a gun and drugs beat the stuffing out of Young Lee with a tire iron? Would it be headlines, would the outcome be different?

    January 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply

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