Man, Clad Only In Boxers, Allegedly Goes On Rampage Inside Pricey Beverly Hills Eatery
BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Beverly Hills Police said a man — clad only in his boxers — went on a vandalism rampage Thursday evening inside a fancy restaurant in the 400 block of N. Canon Drive.
Authorities said they received a call at 9:52 p.m. saying the man was destroying property and throwing glasses around the Enoteca Drago restaurant.
Officials arrived on scene about a minute later and got into a foot pursuit with the man.
The suspect reportedly ran south on N. Canon Drive where he ran into traffic. He allegedly slammed into a car and damaged the windshield.
Police said they needed a Taser to bring the man down to handcuff him. At least half a dozen officers had to subdue the man.
The suspect was later identified as 29-year-old Kishane Karim Almendarez of Los Angeles.
Almendarez was arrested for felony vandalism after being taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.
Officials told CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo they believed Almendarez was likely under the influence of drugs.
A witness said Almendarez threw glasses at patrons, knocked over wine bottles and shattered a TV screen inside the restaurant. Prior to the rampage inside the restaurant, witnesses said the suspect went up and down the street creating chaos.
“No one could make sense of what was going on,” said Beth Braun, another witness. “He was half undressed, bottoms gone.”
Fajardo spoke to the restaurant’s managing partner, Steven Piano.
“I’m guessing at least 50 bottles of wine were destroyed,” said Piano. “There was two inches of wine on the wood floor.”
Piano added, “It’s like he was just quietly, calmly, destroying property.”
The suspect is scheduled to appear in LAX Court next month.
Police said no officers or members of the public were hurt during the incident.