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Man arrested after fistfight near Los Angeles street vendor

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 15:26:57-05

LOS ANGELES (KGTV) - A man who Los Angeles Police say repeatedly punched two women during a fight with a street vendor is charged with misdemeanor battery, the LA City Attorney’s office said Wednesday.

Arka Sangbaran Oroojian, 30, was caught on camera attacking the women in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 26, City Attorney Mike Feuer said.

Investigators said Oroojian began arguing with a hot dog vendor at 6th and Spring Streets when two women came to the vendor’s defense.

The fought escalated when Oroojian punched one woman, police said. The second woman tripped Oroojian and he fell to the ground, eventually getting to his feet and hitting both women, according to officers. As they rose, police said Oroojian punched them again and ran away.

The women suffered injuries including a concussion, broken finger, and bruises.

Oroojian turned himself in to Los Angeles Police and is facing five counts of battery. If convicted, he could face up to 30 months in jail and $10,000 in fines.