A Sylmar man who punched two women in the face at a Downtown Los Angeles hot dog stand last winter will serve 30 days in jail, according to the office of City Attorney Mike Feuer.

Arka Sangbaran Oroojian pled guilty on May 28 to two counts of battery and was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 days in county jail and 30 days of labor. In addition, he was ordered to complete anger management classes and is barred from possessing a weapon while on probation. He will also have to pay the victims restitution and write an apology letter to each woman.

On Jan. 26, Oroojian got into an argument with a hot dog vendor near Sixth and Spring streets. When the women came to the vendor’s defense, Oroojian punched them in the face and ran away.

The incident was captured on video and circulated on social media before Oroojian turned himself in to police four days later. The injuries suffered by the women included a concussion, a broken finger and facial bruising, according to Feuer’s office.


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