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Pinkberry co-founder arrested for allegedly beating a homeless man with tire iron

An appetizing shot inside a Pinkberry.
An appetizing shot inside a Pinkberry.
Mark Lennihan

News broke last night that the co-founder of the Pinkberry yogurt chain was arrested at LAX on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

Then the L.A. Times reported, that Young Lee is accused of chasing down a homeless man last June and beating him with a tire iron.

According to the AP, police spokesman Bruce Borihanh says 47-year-old Lee was arrested by a joint police and FBI fugitive task force Monday afternoon as he arrived at LAX on a flight from South Korea. He is in jail on $60,000 bail.

AP's call for comment to the Pinkberry headquarters in L.A. wasn't immediately returned.

Lee co-founded Pinkberry with Shelly Hwang in Los Angeles in 2005. It now has more than 150 franchised stores, though it has seen the closure of its original West Hollywood location.

This post has been updated.