A jury in L.A. County Superior Court found the popular frozen-yogurt chain’s co-founder Young Lee guilty of assaulting a homeless man in West Hollywood in 2011. Young Lee, a 49-year-old former kickboxer, was apparently so enraged after Daniel Bolding approached his rented Range Rover and displayed a tattoo of stick figures having sex in the summer of 2011 that he later returned to the West Hollywood scene with another man to confront the panhandler. The fro-yo entrepreneur allegedly chased Bolding through the streets, forced him to kneel and apologize, then beat him with a tire iron anyway. During the trial, witnesses called Lee, who helped found the Pinkberry chain in 2005 but left five years later, a “threat to the community.” He now faces up to seven years in prison. [LAT, Earlier, Earlier]
Justice is soft-served.