February 20th, 2012 by faye
Co-founder of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Young Lee was found in possession of a number of handguns during the beating investigation of Los Angeles Police Department. Lee was arrested for allegedly beating a homeless beggar back in June.
According to TMZ reports, they have obtained the search warrant affidavit filed by a detective in LAPD’s Asian Crime Unit. The beating investigation revealed two handguns registered under the name of Young Lee: a Colt .45 and a Para Ordnance brand .45. Lee is not supposed to “own, buy, receive, possess, or have custody or control of any firearms” say the legal docs because of his 2001 felony conviction for possession of narcotics. Additionally, the beating investigation say Young Lee also had a misdemeanor conviction for possession of a firearm.
The Pinkberry co-founder was arrested last month and booked for assault due to a brutal tire iron beating of a homeless man who approached his car, asking for money. The incident happened on the off-ramp of a Los Angeles freeway. The homeless man was hospitalized for treatment.
However, it is still unclear whether the police found the handguns during a search of Lee’s home and high-end cars, namely a 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom, a 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB, and a 2010 Mercedes G Wagon. If so, Young Lee could face an additional felony charge.
Young Lee, a native of Korea, used to be a former kick boxer and bouncer, then later became an architect responsible for Pinkberry’s vivid-colored walls and sleek furniture. Lee founded the frozen yogurt chain in 2005 in Los Angeles with Hyekyung “Shelly” Hwang, who is also from Korea. Pinkberry has since become a worldwide chain.