A 24-year-old man running a political booth outside Chevy’s restaurant in Burbank Tuesday was attacked by a man who was swinging a metal pipe at him while uttering death threats, police said.
The victim, who works for American System Publications, was reportedly sitting in a folding chair in the 600 block of San Fernando Boulevard at 2:20 p.m. manning the booth when the suspect approached, swinging the metal pipe at the victim’s head while yelling, “I’m going to kill you,” said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
Details on the political group were not immediately available.
The victim reportedly tried to fight the man off, while the suspect continued to hit him with the pipe and yelled, “Get out of my way or I’m going to put you in the hospital,” Ryburn said.