This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
O My Yogurt! Shop Owner Charged with Kidnapping, Attempting to Murder His Employee
The owner of O My Yogurt in Alhambra has been accused of knocking out his employee, removing her clothes, binding her with tape and stuffing her in a soundproof box in a storage room, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
The victim was able to escape from her bondage and call the police on her boss and alleged attacker Robert Yachen Lee, 37, of Walnut.
The DA's office has charged Lee with kidnapping to commit rape and first-degree murder. His bail was set at $10 million.
Here is the DA's description of the incident:
Authorities said Lee, owner of O My Yogurt in the 2200 block of South Atlantic Boulevard, attacked the woman from behind Wednesday morning after luring her to an upstairs storage room. The victim blacked out and when she awoke, she was bound with tape and lying face down. Authorities said the woman was put into what appeared to be a soundproofed box and placed into recently padded and soundproofed room that was part of the storage suite.
After escaping, the woman fled to an optometry office nearby and asked that police be called. Lee was arrested about noon the same day.