We have been following the vicious knockout game playing by knocking some unsuspecting person on the street (here and here and here). Police were looking for a man who brutally attacked an elderly man in Los Angeles, as captured by the videotape below. Police have now announced that they have arrested Dale Shoner, 43.
Here is the video:
The LAPD was asking for people to help find the culprit in the random attack Hollywood. They are confident that he is the suspect seen on video attacking the elderly man on a Hollywood sidewalk around 8 a.m. on North La Brea Avenue.
The arrest occurred about two hours after that assault after Shoner was arrested for a different alleged assault at Santa Monica Boulevard and Spalding Avenue. He appears to have been in custody when the LAPD sent out the videotape looking for the suspect.
Shoner is being held on $190,000 bail on charges that include robbery, criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.
What is particularly chilling is to watch the casual and detached response of the attacker, who clearly felt nothing for this elderly victim. That is precisely why this man is a serious danger to the public and why his apprehension was such a priority. If there was another random attack, the case may turn on a mental incapacity defense.