A stabbing in Hollywood over a single dollar resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman this week.
A young woman was stabbed to death while taking pictures on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Three panhandlers have been arrested for the woman’s murder.
Police say that the three suspects approached Christine Calderon, 23 as she was taking pictures at the tourist attraction. The three men demanded that Calderon pay them a dollar for taking pictures on the Walk of Fame.
When she refused, the men reportedly pinned her against a wall and stabbed her.
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti told CBS Los Angeles: “This is barbaric behavior and I’ll be damned if we’re gonna roll things back in Hollywood when we made too much progress to see this sort of, you know, complete disrespect and disregard.”
Calderon was found at a busy intersection on Hollywood Boulevard at about 8:30 on Tuesday night. She was taken to a hospital where she later died.
UPI reports that Dustin James Kinnear, 26, was charged with murder. Jason Joel Wolstone, 33, and Brian Joseph Widdoes, 34, were charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.
The Huffington Post notes that the Walk Of Fame is a popular place for beggars and street performers. Some panhandlers demand money after taking pictures with tourists.