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Pinkberry Founder Arrested on Charges of Assault

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As you're enjoying that delicious Pinkberry later today, you should probably know that one of the founders of the store was booked on charges of assault yesterday at LAX.

KTLA reports
that Young Lee, 47, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon. The alleged incident took place back in June. Sitting in his car at the 101's Vermont Ave. off-ramp, the LA Times reports that Lee was approached by a homeless man for money. The two exchanged words, and then Lee and another man allegedly got out of their car, chased the homeless man down and beat him with a tire iron. The extent of his injuries haven't been released.

Lee was taken into custody by the LAX fugitive task force and was booked at the LAPD Pacific Division station. His bail was set at $60,000.