Pinkberry founder accused of beating man with a tire iron

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Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee. (Image Credit: Bloomberg News)

The co-founder of the Pinkberry yogurt chain was arrested Monday at LAX on suspicion of beating a homeless man with a tire iron months before.

Young Lee was arrested at the airport for an outstanding warrant in connection with the assault that occurred in Downtown Los Angeles in June.

Lee was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but he could face charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, reported KFWB’s Pete Demetriou. Lee’s bail has been set at $60,000.

Lee co-founded Pinkberry with Shelly Hwang. The popular yogurt chain opened it’s first store in West Hollywood in 2005.

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