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May 23, 2017: Man Pleads to Stabbing Employee at Santa Monica Pier Eatery

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A homeless man has pleaded to stabbing a Santa Monica Pier restaurant employee after demanding food last summer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, entered no contest pleas yesterday to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and one count of second-degree robbery in case SA093841.

Deputy District Attorney Morgan Mallory said Gullett also admitted inflicting great bodily injury on one victim and admitted to a March 2016 prior conviction of criminal threats.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham immediately sentenced the defendant to 20 years in state prison.

On Sept. 7, 2016, Gullett entered a Santa Monica burger place, stabbed an employee and chased others with a knife, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigated by the Santa Monica Police Department.