Man Who Punched Two Women In The Face Turns Himself In, Police Say
The man who allegedly punched two women in the face at a hot dog stand Saturday turned himself in to police Tuesday night.
Authorities booked Oroojian at LAPD Central Station for “assault with a deadly weapon,” according to a Wednesday tweet from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Attention Los Angeles — this guy brutally punched two women at a hotdog stand on Jan. 26 in the area of 6th & Spring. Someone knows him, and we would like to be one of those people. If you have any info contact Detective Gonzalez 213-996-1851 (after hours contact 213-486-6606). pic.twitter.com/DN1Og1lToM
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 29, 2019
The reason for the man’s attack is not clear. According to one of the victim’s fathers, the women had been sticking up for a street vendor who Oroojian was hassling at the time of the attack.
A witness tells a slightly different story. “There’s two sides to every story, and those women started that,” said an alleged witness who only provided his first name, Stewart, CBS Los Angeles reported Tuesday. “[T]hey started punching on him first,” Stewart alleged, according to CBS.
The women began calling Oroojian derogatory names and began attacking him, even jumping onto his back in reaction to his haggling the vendor, according to Stewart, CBS reported. (RELATED: Antifa Protestor Punches Man During Facebook Live At ‘Unite The Right’ Rally And Chant Anti-American Slogans)
The women both suffered concussions and one woman’s finger was broken in the incident, according to LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Oroojian was arguing over the price of a hot dog, according to CBS.
“[T]he video only caught the second glimpse of the story,” Stewart said, CBS reported.
Oroojian’s bail has been set at $90,000, according to the LAPD.
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