SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Two men were in custody Friday in assaulting and stealing property from T-shirt vendors in Santa Ana.
According to the Santa Ana Police Department, officers responded around 7:45 p.m. Thursday to the 3600 block of South Susan for report of an assault and robbery that had just occurred.READ MORE: Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
When officers arrived to the scene, two victims explained they were confronted by 10 to 12 members of Immortal Technique’s entourage for selling T-shirts with the rapper’s trademarked logo at The Observatory.
The group assaulted the victims and stole their T-shirts, cash and cellphones, authorities said.
A preliminary investigation revealed an argument over the group not receiving money from the sale of the T-shirts led to the assault.READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
Detectives positively identified Immortal Technique rap artist Felipe Andres Coronel, 37, of New York and Steven Alexander McDaniel, 40, of Mission Viejo as two of the men suspected in this confrontation.
Coronel and McDaniel were arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempting to prevent and dissuade a victim from reporting a crime. They are both being held at the Santa Ana Police Department Jail.
According to police, officers were unable to locate the items that were taken during the incident.MORE NEWS: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
Anyone with additional information related to this incident or know the identity of additional suspects is urged to contact Santa Ana Police Department detectives at (714) 245-8408.