Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested At LAX For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A co-founder of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain remains jailed Tuesday after he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport.

Young Lee, 47, who is facing a criminal charge of assault with a deadly weapon, is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports.

A fugitive task force comprised of LAPD and FBI officials apprehended Lee, who is being held on $60,000 bail, following an overseas flight Monday afternoon.

pinkberry co founder young lee Pinkberry Co Founder Arrested At LAX For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

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Lee was arrested an outstanding warrant stemming from an alleged incident that took place in downtown Los Angeles in June of last year.

A kick-boxer and architect turned entrepreneur, Lee co-founded Pinkberry with partner Shelly Hwang in 2005.

The yogurt chain now has 100 locations worldwide, but its original West Hollywood location closed nearly two years ago.

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  1. Mehilindo says:

    A shame he’s possibly thrown his career down the drain over a panhandler.

    Because thats what that “transient” was, is, a panhandler.

    When will society get it that you don’t engage in conversations with those people because they can agitate you or involve you in a problem or what they most commonly do which is get you as a “donation friend”, a con.

    Is it worth it to lose it all? And no, the pandhandler doesnt deserve assault, but how stupid this Pinkberry dude.

    There’s just a lesson here.

  2. DonnyT says:

    not surprised. aren’t Korean guys notorious wife beaters?? n

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