Young Lee, the co-founder of Pinkberry, loves frozen yogurt and hates obscene tattoos. Lee was arrested for assaulting a homeless man with a tire iron after the vagrant flashed an obscene tattoo at him.
Reuters reports that the Pinkberry co-founder is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm.
Lee, a 47-year-old kickboxer who helped launch Pinkberry in 2005, was arrested on Monday when he returned home from a trip to South Korea. According to Reuters, the incident occurred in June when Lee was driving with an unidentified man down the highway in Los Angeles. The two had words with a homeless man who showed them a sexual explicit tattoo. Lee then parked the car and attacked the man with a tire iron.
Lee broke the man’s arm and gave him several cuts and bruises in the attack.
Lee is no longer with Pinkberry, but the company did release a statement concerning the attacks. Pinkberry said:
“While it would be inappropriate for us to speculate on the allegations in question, we can say without hesitation that Pinkberry values the communities we serve and stands against acts of violence of any kind, especially those involving the most vulnerable among us.”
Lee, who was convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of carrying a loaded firearm in 2001, was released on $60,000 bail. Lee faces up to seven years in prison if he is found guilty.