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November 20, 2019: Man Pleads No Contest for Attacking 75-Year-Old with E-Scooter

Tatevik Tigranyan, Public Information Assistant
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A man pleaded no contest today to hitting a 75-year-old man with an electric scooter in June in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Janai Washington (dob 1/25/78) entered his plea to one count of elder abuse with personal infliction of great bodily injury in case BA478820.

Washington is expected to be sentenced to seven years in state prison on Dec. 10 in Department 134 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On June 13, Washington approached the elderly victim who was sitting in a chair at 6th and Spring streets, and threw an electric scooter at him, injuring his head and arm.

A bystander intervened and the defendant fled. Washington was later identified by police and arrested on June 19.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Central Division.