LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times)-
The co-founder of frozen yogurt giant Pinkberry was convicted Friday of beating a homeless man with a tire iron while the victim panhandled on the side of an East Hollywood street.
Young Lee, 48, became upset in June 2011 that Daniel Bolding had flashed a tattoo depicting a stick figure of a couple having sex to the people in the car — including Lee’s fiancée. Lee drove away but returned with another man and beat Bolding.
The jury deliberated for less than two days before reaching a guilty verdict in the three-week-long trial.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall said that evidence during the trial showed that Lee had made significant threats to witnesses and considered him a “threat to the community.”
Lee was remanded with no bail and is set to be sentenced Jan. 14. Lee — who helped found Pinkberry in 2005 but is no longer involved with the company — faces a maximum of seven years in state prison.