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US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar

Published on Mar 15, 2014 6:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A co-founder of the Pinkberry US frozen yogurt chain was jailed for seven years on Friday for using a tire iron to attack a homeless man begging for money.

Young Lee, who is no longer connected to the strongly brand-conscious chain with branches in 19 countries, was convicted in November of assault with a deadly weapon over the June 2011 attack.

The 49-year-old lost his temper after the victim, Donald Bolding, allegedly insulted his wife by showing a sexually explicit tattoo while he was panhandling on a freeway off-ramp in Hollywood.

The trial heard blow-by-blow details about how the attack played out, after Lee got out of his car.

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