Police arrest man accused of punching women near Los Angeles hot dog stand
LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - A man accused of punching two women at a hot dog stand in downtown Los Angeles was taken into police custody, authorities said Wednesday.
Arka Sangbarani Oroojian turned himself in Tuesday into the Los Angeles Police Department Central Station, the LAPD said.
Oroojian was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and bail was set at $90,000, authorities said.
The incident, reported Jan. 26 in the 600 block of South Spring Street, was captured on video and shared on social media.
The two female victims reportedly overheard the suspect arguing with a nearby hot dog vendor over the price of a $6 hot dog. In an effort to defuse the situation, they said another vendor stepped in to offer the man a free hot dog.
The women said the man continued to harass the vendor, so they stepped in and a verbal argument ensued. The suspect was captured on cell phone video punching two women in the face before fleeing.
Video posted to Facebook by a relative of one of the victims has been shared hundreds of times (Warning: Video contains violence and graphic language).
"Two girls are now lying on the ground, who both ended up in ER, and NOBODY even tried to help them up or ask if they were ok!," the father wrote on Facebook. "Instead, the people standing around laughed and cheered as if the sight of two small girls getting beat on by a huge, 250 lb man was a sight of entertainment!"
Both women were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.